Abid Kuchay, Dean of the Alpine Institute has been terminated from his post, after pressure from right-wing mobs to set institute on fire.
In the aftermath of the terror attack on a Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Pulwama that left 40 troops dead on February 14, many Kashmiris working and studying in Dehradun have reported facing harassment and intimidation by right-wing mobs, especially students.
Kuchay, a resident of Kulgam, told that a mob on Friday, attacked the college and demanded his demotion from the post of dean, but later asked for his termination.
“The college asked for it. I agreed for the betterment of the college,” he said. Abid’s resignation has been asked for his role of getting Kashmir students admitted in the college.
Kuchay informed that there are about 320 students from Jammu and Kashmir studying in the Alpine Institute. He added that nearly 20 kashmiris have been sent back to the Valley, while 30 more will be sent in the coming days.
“On the request of students, and their families, I am sending students to their home. If there will be anyone, he can contact me,” he added.