Poonch student arrested in Rajasthan for comments on Babri Masjid, Ram Temple

SRINAGAR (KIMS) — A student hailing from the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir has been arrested by the Rajasthan police for allegedly making comments about the demolished Babri Masjid and the construction of the Ram Temple on the mosque site.

He was arrested on January 26 for allegedly making comments about the demolished Babri Masjid and the construction of the Ram Temple.

The Rajasthan police registered an FIR under sections 151, 153A, 295A, and 505 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the student.

The student namely Sohrab Qayoom, son of Abdul Qayoom, a resident of Khablan in Thanamandi area of Poonch district is currently enrolled in the B Pharmacy course at Mewar University, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan.

Sohrab is pursuing his education under the Indian Army’s Jammu and Kashmir Special Scholarship Scheme. This scheme was launched as part of Operation Sadbhavana with the goal of providing educational opportunities to underprivileged students.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Students Association (JKSA) has condemned the objectionable remarks made by the student about the demolition of Babri Masjid and construction of Ram Temple.

The association has also expressed deep concern over the consequences this incident may have on the student’s future.

“Such behavior is not only unacceptable but also undermines the principles of coexistence in our diverse and democratic nation. While not seeking to justify his actions, the Association believes that the charges brought against him could have severe consequences for his academic and future prospects,” Nasir Khuehami, the National Convener of the Jammu and Kashmir Students Association (JKSA) said in a statement.

The association’s National Convener in separate letters requested Home Minister of India Amit Shah and Chief Minister of Rajasthan Bajanlal Sharma to consider the student’s case on humanitarian grounds.

“The charges and FIR against him could ruin his future, and we believe that providing an opportunity for rehabilitation is essential for the youth’s growth and development,” he said.

He also requested them to drop the charges and FIR against the student. — (KIMS)