Harassment of Kashmiri students unacceptable: Tarigami
JAMMU: CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami Monday said that harassment of Kashmiri students at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and in different colleges and educational institutions in Punjab at the behest of communal forces is unacceptable and must be condemned in strongest words as such incidents have serious implications.
In a statement issued here, Tarigami said: "A hate campaign has been unleashed on Kashmiri students outside the state and it has patronage of communal forces in the country. The already prevailing uncertain situation in Kashmir gets compounded by such incidents. AMU incident is not an isolated one against Kashmiris as in the past, similar incidents have happened in various state of the country. It is actually a hate campaign which has been unleashed on Kashmiris outside the state and it has patronage of ruling party in the country."
He said: "Thousands of Kashmiri students are studying in outside state education institutions and this atmosphere of hatred against them has the potential to ruin their career. Students need to be provided with peaceful and secure atmosphere both in and outside educational institutions."
"J&K Governor Shri Satya Pal Malik must take up the issue of harassment of Kashmiri students with the concerned state governments at the earliest and ensure safe and secure environment for Kashmiri students, businessmen, labourers and others working in various states of the country. Action must be taken against those found involved in intimidating innocent students from J&K," the statement quoted Tarigami as saying.
"The BJP Government in Center needs to initiate criminal proceedings against people found guilty of harassing Kashmiri students. Failure to do so will swell anger and further alienate the general masses. The sooner it is done, the better," he added.
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