Police seek details of students from other states in Punjab
Police have sought information, including Aadhaar number and contact details of students from other states studying in educational institutions in Punjab. The move came after three students from Jammu and Kashmir were arrested by the Punjab Police and the J&K Police special operations group on October 10. Police also seized an assault rifle and explosives from them at a Jalandhar college hostel. Here's more.
The Punjab Police then described the student trio as a module of Kashmiri terror outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind and said they had links with the Jaish-e-Mohammed. Now, colleges and educational institutions in Punjab have been asked to provide students' details like e-mail IDs, dates of birth, fathers' names, names of course and duration, and latest photographs of their students who have come from other states.
A proforma for the collection of the details has also been issued. Ashwani Sekhri, Chairman, Joint Action Committee (JAC) of unaided educational institutions, representing around 1,650 unaided colleges of Punjab, said the institutions had been asked by police to provide the information. "We will cooperate with the police. Whatever information they require, will be provided," the JAC Chairman said.
Sekhri said around 1 lakh students from various other states, primarily Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, and northeastern states, were estimated to be studying in educational institutions in Punjab.
Meanwhile, Panjab University in Chandigarh has been asked by police to provide information about its Kashmiri students. An email sent to all departments by the Dean of University Instructions read, "You are requested to provide information on Kashmiri students admitted to your department/centers/institute." The email sought details such as the names of candidates, their fathers' names, class, addresses, and contact numbers.