Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked the chief ministers of all the states of the country to ensure the safety and security of Kashmiri people in their respective states.
"I appeal to everyone to ensure the safety of Kashmiri students living in other parts of the country".
This is not first such incident; it should be remembered that a year ago too, some Kashmiri students were thrashed in the same university over rumours of cooking beef.
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I appeal to all the Chief Ministers to ensure that no Kashmiri youth is mistreated in any part of the nation. Hoardings calling for Kashmiris to leave Uttar Pradesh have turned up in Meerut.
The Centre on Friday, April 21, asked all states to protect people from Kashmir after incidents of violence and intimidation were reported against them. "We approached the police, but no action has been taken against the locals", said Tawfeef Ahmad, one of the students assaulted in the scuffle.
"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.
However, according to the TOI report, the FIR lodged by these students does not say anything about the "stone-pelter" taunt because they do not want the issue to flare-up as it's exam time for them.
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Six Kashmiri students enrolled at the Mewar University in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan were allegedly thrashed by locals on Wednesday.
Hoardings had appeared in Meerut town of Uttar Pradesh asking Kashmiri students to leave the state. "I appeal to everyone to consider the Kashmiri youths as their own brethren and treat them well". As per reports, Kashmir students were harassed and beaten in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
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