To, Date : 4 June, 2012
National Commission of Minority ,
Subject : Two young Kashmiri students of Jamiatul Falah, a reputed madrasa in Azamgarh, were picked up reportedly by Uttar Pradesh ATS from Kaifiyat Express on Thursday morning (24th May, 2012) at Aligarh Railway Station.
I want to draw your attention on the news that two young Kashmiri students of Jamiatul Falah, a reputed madrasa in Azamgarh, were picked up reportedly by Uttar Pradesh ATS from Kaifiyat Express on Thursday morning (24th May, 2012) at Aligarh Railway Station. Three days have passed, neither their parents, nor the Madarsa have been informed by the UP ATS. The boys have not been presented in any court either. The police have not yet announced their detention or arrest.
Confirming the incident, Maulana Tahir Madani, Director, Jamiatul Falah, told TCN over phone that the two Kashmir students who were cousin brothers boarded Kaifiyat Express on Wednesday. They were going to Delhi to meet their elder brother who had come there for treatment. When the boys did not reach Delhi on Thursday their family informed the madrasa. Next day (on Friday) local media reported about the arrest of two Kashmiri youths from Kaifiyat Express.
"Sajjad Ahmed Batt was student of Arabi Awwal (First year of 5-year Arabic course) and Wasim Ahmed Batt was studying in the second year of the same course. They were cousin brothers. Wasim's elder brother had come to Delhi for treatment and they were going to see him," said Maulana Madani. Both are from Sopore in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Dainik Jagran Hindi daily published a news report on Friday (25th May, 2012) regarding the arrest of two Kashmiri youths from Kaifiyat Express. The report said "ATS picked two Kashmiri youths suspected for anti-national activities from Kaifiyat Express on Thursday morning. They are being interrogated. ATS had got input that two suspects are going to Delhi from Azamgarh through Kaifiyat Express. The ATS took this info seriously and took positions at Platform No. 3 and 4. As soon as the train reached platform no. 3 at 6:30 am, the ATS team armed with sophisticated weapons entered the general coach and took out two persons. They are under intensive interrogation now."
The authorities of Jamiatul Falah have filed a written complaint in the local police station about the abduction of their students. Reacting to the incident, Maulana Madani said the students are innocent and they are falsely implicated.
Please consider this case under your knowledge and to take immediate action for release these two boys and file FIR against guilty people and also provide compensation to these two boys.
Please see also this link :
Peoples' Vigilance Committee On Human Rights