At the time when the entire nation is fuming in rage over the heinous Pulwama attack, a Kashmiri student of a Himachal Pradesh university was arrested for allegedly glorifying suicide bomber Adil Ahmed Dar.
Tahseen Gul, a second year BTech student of Chitkara University in Baddi, had, reportedly, put up a picture of Adil Dar as his Whatsapp profile photo. He also changed his status to: “Allah Talah aap ki shahadat kabool kare (May Allah accept your martyrdom)”.
Adil Dhar is the suicide bomber who killed 44 CRPF jawans by ramming his explosive-laden car into a security convoy at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14.
An FIR was lodged against the 21-year-old, following the complaint filed by retd. Col. AK Chauhan, dean of Chitkara University and Gul was booked under IPC section 153B (imputing, making assertions prejudicial to national integration).
A day after the dreadful Pulwama attack, hundreds of students of the university assembled outside Gul’s hostel and shouted slogans demanding his and a few other Kashmiri student’s arrests.
Anticipating discord due to the rising tension on the campus, the university authorities sought police protection. Subsequently, Gul, along with five other students, was arrested.
However, following interrogation, the other five students were released.
Baddi Superintendent of Police (SP) Rohit Malpani said, “Gul has been taken into custody and is being questioned. As a precautionary measure, we also questioned five other students of the university who are natives of Kashmir. All five were found innocent and released.”
The police have confiscated Gul’s mobile phone and laptop which is being scrutinised by the cyber experts. He would be produced in court on Sunday.
As the entire nation mourns the killing of several Bravehearts, there have been innumerable incidents where people have been displaying their insensitivity towards the dreadful incident downplaying the grimness of the situation.
A day after the incident, an FIR was registered against Basim Hilal, a Kashmiri student from Aligarh Muslim University, for an objectionable social media post on the Pulwama Terror Attack. He has been suspended by the University as well.
In another incident, Macleods Pharmaceutical Ltd has suspended, one of its employees, with immediate effect, for posting an “antinational message” on Facebook.
A Kashmiri student was expelled and another was suspended from two private colleges in Dehradun for making alleged objectionable comments on the Pulwama attack. One of them insensitively commented, “Aaj to real PUBG ho gaya (PUBG turned real today)” hours after CRPF jawans were killed in an attack in Kashmir on Thursday. The other, crossing all limits of inhumanity allegedly posted, “Happy Valentine’s Day to 42 CRPF d***”.
Earlier, NDTV too had suspended its Deputy News Editor for two weeks for a post that seemed to glorify the terrorist attack. The organisation had also hinted at possible further action.
While this immoral attack, consuming the lives of over 40 CRPF jawans and leaving scores critically injured, is being considered the most dreaded attack in the last 3 decades, the insensitive reactions coming in on the martyrdom of Indian soldiers from such callous people, including several leftists, have been extremely troubling.