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Pulwama Attack: Centre Asks States To Ensure Security Of Kashmiri Students

A Home Ministry official said there have been some reports of students and other residents of Jammu and Kashmir experiencing threats and intimidation.

Pulwama Attack: Centre Asks States To Ensure Security Of Kashmiri Students
A scene from the terror attack at Pulwama
Pulwama Attack: Centre Asks States To Ensure Security Of Kashmiri Students
outlookindia.com
2019-02-16T18:20:35+0530

The Centre on Saturday asked all states to ensure the safety and security of students and people from Jammu and Kashmir living in their areas after threats to them in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.

The advisory came hours after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured an all-party meeting that the needful would be done for the protection of Kashmiri students and people from the state who were allegedly threatened following the terrorist attack in Pulwama in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed.

A Home Ministry official said there have been some reports of students and other residents of Jammu and Kashmir experiencing threats and intimidation. "Therefore, the Home Ministry today issued an advisory to all states/UTs  to take necessary measures to ensure their safety and security," the official said.

Some Kashmiri youths studying in the Uttarakhand capital, Dehradun, have alleged that they were harassed and have been asked by their landlords to vacate accommodations apprehending attacks on their properties in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack.

In Ambala, a village panchayat has asked villagers to evict Kashmiri students living in rented accommodation within 24 hours in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack,  according to a video that has surfaced on social media, PTI reported. 

Half a dozen Kashmiri students have been shifted to the hostel of the MM University after the purported video appeared.

In the video, Mulana village sarpanch Naresh Rana could be heard asking villagers to evict Kashmiri tenants.

The village head alleged that some Kashmiri students were involved in "suspicious activities".

"The villagers have been asked to vacate Kashmiri students from the rented accommodation... In case it is not done the person in whose residence such students are living will be considered as a traitor," the sarpanch is heard saying.   

Vishal Garg, one of the trustees of the university, located in Mulana said a few Kashmiri students of the university had requested him to provide them accommodation in the hostel.

They had been provided proper accommodation, he said.

Meanwhile, Superintendent of Police Astha Modi said the matter was being investigated.

Around 1,200 Kashmiri students have been studying in various educational institutions in Ambala district while around 120 of them studying in MM Mulana University.

PTI 

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In one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir's three decades of militancy, Jaish suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar rammed a SUV packed with explosives into a CRPF bus in Pulwama district on Thursday, killing at least 40 personnel and leaving many critically wounded.

Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility for the horror.

 

PTI 

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