In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, APHC leadership, student unions and other organizations have strongly condemned the imposition of ban by Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government on the Kashmiri students to travel to Pakistan for pursuing higher education.

The APHC leadership in a statement termed the notification as conspiracy to keep Kashmiris backward and uneducated.

Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, APHC leaders Khawaja Firdous Ahmad and Dr Akhtar Rasool in their statements in Srinagar said the ban was meant to destroy the future of the Kashmiri students.

In another development, a special NIA court in Srinagar framed charges against eight persons including Hurriyat leader Zafar Akbar Butt under black law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in connection with a false case registered against them in July 2020.