Aligarh Muslim University’s female professor booked over post about Kashmir
ALIGARH: On a complaint of a Hindu leader, a female professor of Aligarh Muslim University has been booked over a social media post about Kashmir.
A leader of Hindu Mahasabha, a right wing Hindu nationalist political party in India, Ashok Pandey had lodged a case on Nov 14 over the social media posts claiming that the 34-year-old professor had hurt the morale of the Indian occupational forces in the held Kashmir. He said Huma Parveen did not consider Kashmir and integral part of India.
The mass communication teacher has been booked under Sections 153-A and 505 (2) of the Indian Penal Code.
“Such mey sampark toot jana kitna khatarnak or dukhad hota hai, chahe Chandrayaan ko ya Kashmir,” her post read in which she compared the pain of the Indian Space Research Organisation’s losing contact with the Chandrayaan-2 (space mission) and those who lost contact with their loved ones in the occupied Kashmir.
Earlier in September, the ISRO had lost contact with the unmanned spacecraft about 2.1 km away from moon. The fate of the spacecraft is unknown, but it is feared that it had been crashed.
While, husband of the lady works in Kashmir as a journalist where the Indian government has imposed lockdown and communication blackout since August 5 this year after abrogation of the special status for the valley.
According to Radio Pakistan, Professor Huma Parveen has expressed shock over the registration of the case saying that she was not able to contact her husband and a young daughter in the Valley since the imposition of clampdown on 5th August. She said that her emotions of losing connection with family can’t be described in words.
On Oct 27, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Agnes Callamard had expressed serious concern over Indian atrocities, killings and violation of freedom of expression in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
To a question at a news conference in New York, Agnes Callamard had said during the past month she had communicated with Indian authorities giving specific details about victims and their perpetrators but the quality of responses had been poor.