Attack on Kashmiris:On Rajnath’s direction MHA issues advisory for safety of Kashmiris

Banners calling Kashmiris to leave UP come up in Meerut

BK Correspondent/Srinagar
April 21, 2017 0 Comments TOP STORIES 141 Views
Attack on Kashmiris:On Rajnath’s direction MHA issues advisory for safety of Kashmiris

Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said all states must ensure the safety of Kashmiris in different parts of the country, condemning the alleged attack on students from Kashmir in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh on Wednesday.
The Home Minister said he had heard last night that “in one or two parts of India, people misbehaved with Kashmiri youth”. According to reports, Kashmir students were harassed and beaten in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
“I appeal to Chief Ministers of all states to ensure that such incidents don’t happen, they are equal citizens of India, they have also greatly contributed to national security,” Singh said, adding that he had asked the home secretary to put out an advisory.
“I appeal to all youngsters to treat them as their brothers, they are Indian citizens and members of our family,” Singh added.
Meanwhile, Ministry of Home Affairs which Singh heads issued an advisory for all states to ensure the safety of Kashmiris putting up or studying in other parts of the country.
“Recently there have been reports of harassment of students from J &K studying in education institutions in some states. The state governments and police authorities are hereby requested to take strict action to ensure the safety and security of the students from J&K,” the Home Ministry advisory reads.
The ministry has also directed the state governments to ensure that nodal officers are appointed in each state to address such complaints.
Six Kashmiri students at the Mewar University of Chittorgarh were allegedly thrashed by a group of local people on Wednesday, the police said, adding that the trigger was not known.
There are nearly 500 Kashmiri students and 300 from Jammu at Mewar University.
Meanwhile, a lesser known outfit Nav Nirman Sena in BJP ruled Uttar Pradesh has put banners calling for boycott of Kashmiris and asking people from the Valley to leave the state.
Media reports quoting Nav Nirman Sena chief Amit Jani as having said that they have put up these banners and hoardings along the Partapur bypass outside the colleges where Kashmiri students study. The outfit said it is only the first step and it will launch a “halla bol” campaign from April 30 to “banish” the Kashmiris who do not leave the state on their own.

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