Kashmir University Teachers Association (KUTA) Wednesday called its emergent general body meeting to discuss the prevailing situation in Kashmir.
The KUTA members have demanded a complete ban on use of pellet guns, pepper grenades and bullets on peaceful protesters and also demanded immediate halt to undue harassment, ransacking of properties and witch-hunting of Kashmiri youth day-in and day-out.
KUTA impressed upon the “security” agencies to abandon the use of pellet guns that have resulted in hundreds of eye injuries and follow the Standard Operating Procedure in dealing with protesting youth.
The forum also appreciated the role of doctors and para-medical staff and ambulance drivers who have been working endlessly for the past many days in saving human lives. The role of voluntary trusts and mohalla committees, NGO’s and other organisations was laudable for their efforts of providing relief, medicines and other utilities.
KUTA also demanded the release of all political prisoners and youth languishing in various jails within and outside JK.
The KUTA members marched in the University and wore black bands as a mark of protest against the terror unleashed on people. Hundreds of teachers participated in the protest march.