Azadi slogans echoed in Kashmir University

SRINAGAR: The students of the Kashmir University staged a protest demonstration on the martyrdom anniversary of a teenage student boy, Tufail Ahmad Mattoo, who was killed by Indian police in 2010.
Students of different departments assembled outside the Iqbal Library in the campus and staged pro-freedom and anti-India demonstration to commemorate the anniversary of Tufail Ahmad Mattoo, a teenage student, whose killing had resulted in the mass uprising in 2010.
Over 120 youth, mostly young boys, were killed due to the use of excessive force by Indian troops and police personnel on massive anti-India demonstrations in that year, Kashmir Media Service reported.
A demonstration was organized by the Kashmir University Students Union (KUSU) to pay tribute to those killed in 2010. It was attended by hundreds of students. “This event has been organized to remember the sacrifices of Kashmiris and how Kashmiri youth responsibly remember and fight against this hegemonic onslaught of Indian occupational forces,” read the post circulated by KUSU on social media.
The students said that the KU administration had asked Head of Departments not to let students participate in the event. “The KU authorities seem mesmerised by the police league cricket matches played in the university ground. They have lost the moral courage to listen to their own students,” they said, wishing anonymity due to a fear of reprisal.
The demonstration was also attended by Ashraf Mattoo, the father of Tufail Mattoo, and Farooq Ahmad, whose son Wamiq Farooq too was killed in the 2010 mass uprising.
“Our fight is for justice and we are not going to let the killers go without answering why they massacred our loved ones,” Ashraf Mattoo said while speaking to the students. He said that the former puppet Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, was the mastermind of the killing of the people in 2010.