New Delhi: Across Meerut, large hoardings asking “stone-pelting Kashmiris” to leave Uttar Pradesh state have sprung up in the communally sensitive belt, raising concerns over security of hundreds of students from the militancy-hit state.
On Thursday, police had said they have asked the controversial ‘Uttar Pradesh Nav Nirman Sena’, which admitted to have put up the warning signs, to pull down the hoardings or face action.
Amit Jani is the leader of the organisation and case has been registered against him for allegedly spreading communal hatred.
He will be arrested soon, police added.
Interestingly, a day after a group of Kashmiri students of Mewar University in Rajasthan were allegedly called terrorists and assaulted by local residents the hoardings appeared in the city.
Stop anti-Kashmiri violence, says Rajnath Singh to CMs
However, in a separate by related incident Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked all Chief Ministers to act against those who harass Kashmiris living in their states.
Image: Home Minister Rajnath Singh PTI/File
Singh condemned the attack on Kashmiris in Rajasthan's Mewar University. Here a group of Kashmiris were allegedly called "terrorists", "stone-pelters" and beaten up by locals who were angry over repeated incidents of stone-throwing at security forces in the valley.
Calling the incidents as "unfortunate" the Singh said he had come to know that Kashmiris were subjected to "misbehaviour" in some places.
"I appeal to all the Chief Ministers to ensure security of Kashmiris in their states. They are equal citizens of India and part of our family. No Kashmiri should be harassed. If such incidents happen, action should be taken.
"The contributions of the people of Kashmir in the nation building are immense," the Home Minister told reporters, reported IANS.