Documentary films will be screened and plays performed
Students of English and Foreign Languages University (Eflu) on Friday night commenced their 24-hour commemoration of fellow student Mudasir Kamran who hanged himself in his hostel room early this month.
As part of the commemoration, a series of documentary films would be screened on student suicides on university campuses, student movements in 1960s, and the freedom movement in Kashmir.
The films scheduled for screening include ‘Death of Merit’, ‘Chicano!: Taking Back the Schools’, ‘Jashn-e-Azadi’ and ‘V for Vendetta’. The open-air screenings would be accompanied by revolutionary music and poetry renditions by students, a press release from the Struggle Committee for Justice for Mudasir Kamran stated.
Students also began to paint an open canvas with the theme ‘When Resistance Isn’t a Choice’, to be displayed on the campus.
A street play ‘Khel’ will be staged on Saturday in front of the hostel where Mudasir committed suicide.
These apart, a public meeting within the campus at 6 p.m. on the same day will be addressed by balladeer Gadar, Kashmiri professor S.A.R.Geelani, professor G. Haragopal, Vimalakka, Sandhya, and scientist Veena Shatrughna among others.
Mudasir hanged himself a day after he was picked up by the police based on a complaint of harassment by a fellow student.
Students have been alleging university’s mishandling of the issue as the reason behind the suicide, and demanding compensation to Mudasir’s family and suspension of Proctor Harish Vijra.