Rajnath Singh asks all state govts to ensure safety of Kashmiris


On Wednesday, a group of students from Kashmir studying at the Mewar University of Chittorgarh was attacked by locals while they were shopping at a market.

Condemning the attack on Kashmiri students in Rajasthan's Mewar University, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday appealed to all state governments to ensure safety of Kashmiris. "I appeal to all chief ministers to ensure the security of Kashmiris", Rajnath told reporters the national capital.

In another occurrence, banners calling for boycott of Kashmiris and asking them to leave Uttar Pradesh came up in Meerut in the wake of rising incidents of stone throwing on security forces in Kashmir.

The group of Kashmiri students were allegedly beaten up by the locals as they were upset over soldiers being targeted by stone pelters in the strife-torn border state.

More news: Ronaldo scores his 100th goal in European competition

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. "I appeal to all youngsters to treat them as their brothers, they are Indian citizens and members of our family".

The minister has also asked the home ministry officials to issue an advisory in this regard. The students suffered minor injuries in the incident. The police said a group of residents approached the students and asked them their names and where they were from.

Singh said that Kashmiris are like any other Indian.