Home Minister Rajnath Singh asked all states to ensure the safety of Kashmiris living in different parts of the country.
Condemning the alleged incidents of harassment of Kashmiris, the Home Minister said they are like any other Indian and an advisory is being sent by the Home Ministry to all states to ensure the safety and security of people from the Valley.
“I have come to know that there were a few incidents of misbehaviour towards Kashmiris in some places. I appeal to all Chief Ministers to ensure security of Kashmiris,” he told media.
Singh’s statement came in the wake of reports alleging that Kashmiri students in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh were being threatened after the latest incidents of stone pelting and assault on security personnel by Kashmiri youths in the Valley.
Six Kashmiri students studying at Mewar University in Rajasthan’s Chhittorgarh district were allegedly thrashed on Thursday by a group of unidentified locals where students received minor injuries
“The incident happened on Wednesday evening when the students were in the market to purchase household items. Four-five unidentified persons asked the students about their names and permanent address and thrashed them,” SHO Gangrar Dinesh Kumar said.
Last year some Kashmiri students of Mewar University were attacked over rumours that they cooked beef in their hostel.