Karnataka deputy chief minister on Saturday requested people not to resort to harassing, attacking or abusing Kashmiri students.
Bengaluru: While several Kashmiri students have been attacked in different parts of the country after the tragic Pulwama terror attack, Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara requested people to stay “united”.
In a tweet, Parameshwara said, "In troubled times, it is imperative to stay united. Harassing, attacking or abusing #KashmiriStudents is not the solution for anything.” The tweet further directed students from Jammu and Kashmir to reach out to the Bengaluru police if they feel unsafe and need help.
In troubled times, it is imperative to stay united. Harassing, attacking or abusing #KashmiriStudents is not the solution for anything.— Dr. G Parameshwara (@DrParameshwara) February 17, 2019
Students from #JammuAndKashmir, please reach out to @BlrCityPolice or @CPBlr if you're feeling unsafe and need help. We are one. https://t.co/CpDzcKDdvX
After the suicide bomber Jaish-e-Mohammed killed more than 40 CRPF jawans, many youths and traders from Kashmir were attacked and harassed by angry mobs across the country. The deputy chief minister’s tweet comes as a reassurance to those who feel unsafe in the city.
On Saturday, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah met union home minister Rajnath Singh to address such concerns.
In related news, the city police on Saturday arrested a 22-year-old Kashmiri engineering student for supporting terrorists and criticising the Indian armed forces on Facebook.
Last Updated 17, Feb 2019, 4:48 PM IST