‘Implicated due to activism’: Assistant Professor booked under Anti-Terror law

Srinagar: An Assistant Professor at Government Degree College Udhampur has been booked under the Anti-terror law, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). News portal The Kashmiriyat quoting an official confirmed the arrest of Dr. Abdul Bari Naik.

Bari according to the official has been booked in an old case.

“He was wanted in an FIR, but he had been evading arrest since then,” he said. The Official said that Dr. Bari who was posted recently at the Udhampur Degree College was picked by police from the district on Friday.

His brother, Advocate Rouf Naik said that Dr. Bari was arrested from Udhampur Degree College on Friday by a team of Jammu Kashmir Police.

Pleading his innocence, he said, “Bari has been vocal against corruption and other issues that affect the society at the large, he has always been concerned about the people of Kashmir,” he told The Kashmiriyat.

Rouf Naik said that Bari has been booked in an old case (UAPA) and kept under detention in Kulgam district.

In August 2018, the armed forces allegedly entered the premises of Government Degree College in Kulgam and fired tear smoke shells inside the college premises after which the students threw stones at the Forces.

Bari was posted at the Government Degree College in Kulgam at that time and he was booked for “inciting violence” on the college campus by the Jammu Kashmir Police.

“I request the students not to pelt stones, they always can fight their battles through the pen, the stones should not be our weapon,” Dr. Abdul Bari who is a Ph.D. scholar from Aligarh Muslim University had told the news portal

In the interview with The Kasmhmiriyat Bari had said that he was implicated in the case due to his activism.


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