Rajnath tells all states to ensure safety of Kashmiris

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The Kashmiri students and other residing away from their state can call for assistance on a round the clock helpline set by the Ministry of Home Affairs in Delhi at 011-23092923 and 011-23092885.

A group of Kashmiri students from Mewar University were allegedly assaulted by locals in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh on Wednesday. It simply says that these students had gone out for shopping and had a clash over some comments made by persons not known to them. Locals taunted them over the recent viral video of a CRPF jawan being heckled in Budgam.

"We went out to buy some groceries". "We want university officials to take action", he added. They started beating us for no reason at all.

The police have registered an FIR against Amit Jani, chief of Uttar Pradesh Nav Nirman Sena, a little-known group that had put up the hoardings.

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Terming the incident a "minor clash", the Gangrar police said that the two unidentified youths involved in this incident are being located with the help of the locals.

Earlier in the day, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh condemned the attack and appealed to all state governments to ensure the safety of Kashmiris living in different parts of the country.

"I appeal to Chief Ministers of all states to ensure that such incidents don't happen, they are equal citizens of India, they have also greatly contributed to national security", Singh said in a statement.

Banners calling for a boycott of Kashmiris and asking people from the Valley to leave Uttar Pradesh have also come up in Meerut in the wake of incidents of stone pelting on security forces in Jammu Kashmir.

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