Eight students of a government school were booked on Friday for allegedly raising pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans in Rajouri district. “Around eight students of a particular community studying at Government Higher Secondary School in Sialsui village raised pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans after they came out of their classes after an exam yesterday,” a police officer said. He said locals in Sialsui village of Kalakote locked the school against the pro-Pakistan slogans by some students. The locals staged protest demonstration and demanded action against the students for allegedly shouted pro-Pakistan slogans. However, after the intervention of the police, the school functioned normally. Police in Kalakote booked eight students after registering FIR Number 57 of 2015 under section 153-A against them following formal complaint by the school principal. “We have launched a manhunt for the absconding students, who have been booked for shouting pro-Pak slogans,” police said adding, “only after they are arrested, we will come to know the reason behind the raising of the anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans inside the premises of the school”. If convicted, the students can be jailed for four to 10 years. According to the locals, two groups of students belonging to different faiths clashed over an issue in the school premises yesterday.
2015 Kashmir Despatch