Srinagar: Students and scholars at Kashmir University on Tuesday launched a signature campaign to express solidarity with the JNU students and former Delhi University professor SAR Geelani, who are facing sedition charges in connection with an event to mark the anniversary of hanged Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru.
The students and scholars gathered in the main lawns of Allama Iqbal Library on Tuesday morning to kick start the signature campaign, officials said.
They said the protestors were carrying placards and banners, which read: "We stand for freedom of speech and expression", "we stand with JNU", "Solidarity with JNU", "Dissent is our right", "We question fascism", "Do not label students as terrorist", "His name is Umar Khalid, He is not a terrorist" and "Hanging of Afzal Guru, travesty of justice".
Later, the scholars marched in a procession and shouted slogans in favour of Geelani and JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar.
The march culminated peacefully within the campus, the officials said.