All Chief Ministers must ensure safety of Kashmiris: Home Minister Rajnath

Nick Mcbride
April 21, 2017

A group of students of Mewar University at Chittorgrah had gone to buy groceries where locals taunted them as stone-pelters after enquiring their name and home state which resulted in a scuffle.

While condemning the reported attack on students from Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on April 21 appealed to all states to ensure the safety of all Kashmiris everywhere in the country. "I appeal to all Chief Ministers to ensure security of Kashmiris", he told reporters in New Delhi.

Dubbing the incidents as "unfortunate" the Home Minister said he had come to know that Kashmiris were subjected to "misbehaviour" in some places.

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir): Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government by banning the use of red beacon on vehicles attached to dignitaries has sent out a clear message that leaders are the servants of people.

The Home Secretary has been advised to issue an advisory in this regard, Singh said.

"I appeal to all youngsters to treat them as their brothers, they are Indian citizens and members of our family", Rajnath added. Sixteen Kashmiri students and a warden, also from Kashmir, were suspended by the university after the incident. As per reports, Kashmir students were harassed and beaten in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

This is not first such incident; it should be remembered that previous year too, some Kashmiri students were thrashed in the same university over rumours of cooking beef. (Boycott Kashmiris who pelt stones at the Indian Army).

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