New Delhi, Mar 15: A directive by the intelligence bureau seeking details of students from Jammu and Kashmir studying in universities has been sought from the police.
The police have been told to collect the details of the students especially at the Jadavpur and JNU universities in the wake of the recent anti national sloganeering. The police in turn have been told to write to the college authorities to provide the list of students from Jammu and Kashmir.
It has been noticed that during the recent events which were held in the above mentioned universities, there were pro Afzal Guru slogans that had been heard. This had even led to the police in Delhi filing sedition charges.
Not a witch hunt
An officer informed OneIndia that this was not a part of some witch hunt. But there are some students from Jammu and Kashmir who tend to provoke with anti national slogans.
Slogans such Bharath ki Barbadi and Azad Kashmir have been heard during the protests that were held in the universities which were celebrating the martyrdom of Afzal Guru, the man hanged after being convicted in the Parliament attack.
The directive is based on a decision taken by officials in the home ministry who did not want a repeat of the JNU and Jhadhavpur incidents. The idea is to ensure that such incidents do not occur and all states must take precautionary measures.
There have been instances where outsiders have entered into the university campus and provoked a section of the students. In this regard it becomes necessary to keep a track on such students, the officer further informed.
While the directives are specific in the case of Delhi and Kolkata, the Intelligence Bureau has also issued a general advisory to all states to take steps and avoid such incidents in the future.