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Kashmiri student missing from Sharda Univ: Family seek whereabouts, protest at press enclave

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Srinagar: The family and relatives of missing Ahtisham Ahmad of Khanyar, student of Sharda University where he was recently thrashed, on Thursday staged a protest to demand whereabouts of their beloved.
“We seek the help of administration to trace our beloved,” they said.

Ahtisham Bilal, is a first-year student of Bachelors in Medical Imaging Technology at the Sharda University.

They refuted the reports about Ahstisham’s appearance in the Valley, saying that they have no information in this regard, thus all the reports circulating are baseless.

According to a Hindustan times report, quoting sources,  Bilal was thrashed after he was mistaken for an Afghan national.
According to eyewitnesses, Bilal was sitting in the campus lawn when he was attacked .A student and eyewitness, who didn’t wish to be named, said Bilal was injured when a scuffle broke out between some local and Afghan students.
“A group of students ruthlessly beat him up, leaving him badly injured. Following the attack, Kashmiri students are feeling insecure in the varsity,” the report in HT said.
The report said that the trouble began when a brawl broke out between some Indian and Afghan students over a “trivial matter”.
Videos of the fight went viral on social media platforms showing an Indian student hurling expletives at an Afghan who then roughed him up.

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