PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the immediate release of the Kashmiri students who have been arrested in Agra on the charges of sedition after they celebrated the victory of Pakistan against India in the T-20 cricket.
Mehbooba wrote a letter to the PM urging him to intervene so that the future of these “young bright minds is not destroyed”.
“Wisdom deems it prudent for this government to engage with them, understand their aspirations & goals,” she wrote.
Mehbooba Mufti wrote, "To make Kashmiri youth patriotic, the government has to win the hearts and minds of Kashmiris. To cheer for any other team during a game is not sedition."
She also said that PDP workers wanted to stage protest against arrests in Kashmir but were not allowed to do so.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police registered a case in connection with the 'celebration' of the Pakistani cricket team's victory over the Indian cricket team in the T20 World Cup on Sunday.
According to the police, "doctors residing in the hostel of SKIMS (Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences) in Soura raised slogans and burst firecrackers" to celebrate the outcome of the cricket match.