New Delhi: Union Home Minister appealed all state Governments to ensure the safety of Kashmiri people living in any state outside Jammu and Kashmir.
Home Minister’s statement came after reports surfaced about the harassment of some Kashmiri students across some places in the country.
Following the recent incidents of violence in Kashmir and the war of videos on social media the reaction triggered many incidents of violence and harassment of Kashmiri students studying outside the state.
The recent incident of harassment of Kashmiri students took place in Rajasthan’s Mewar University where six Kashmiri students were allegedly beaten up by a group of locals. In another incident hoarding was put up in Meerut asking Kashmiri’s to leave the state.
In the wake of such incidents Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday called upon all states to ensure the safety of all Kashmiris living anywhere in the country.
He insisted that they are equal citizens of India. His statements were “I appeal to all states, they should ensure safety to all Kashmiris anywhere in the country and they are equal citizens of India.”
While condemning the alleged incidents of harassment of Kashmiris he also appealed to youngsters of the country to treat Kashmiris as their brothers. They are Indian citizens and members of our families, Singh said.
He directed the authorities to act swiftly against those who target the people of Kashmir.