Kashmiri Students Harassed in Bangalore

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SRINAGAR: Dozens of Kashmiri students were thrashed in Bangalore on Saturday. Blaming Bangalore police, the Kashmiri students alleged that they were detained by the police when they approched them to register a complaint in a police station.  

Kashmiri students studying in Gousia College of Engineering, Bangalore said that scores of students from Bihar beat them up without any provocation. “They are always accusing and abusing us terming us as militants,” a student Shahryar said on phone from Bangalore adding that they are scared of their lives.   

One Kashmiri student said that yesterday during a seminar some Bihari students raised objection when a Kashmiri students in his lecture maintained that Kashmir has its own culture and identity.

“Students from Bihar called us terrorists and termed us anti-national. They thrashed some of the Kashmiri students and when we approached the police they didn’t take any action against the Bihari students,” Javid Ahmed said.   

“We were shocked when we were detained instead. We had gone to police station to register a complaint against the Bihari student but to our utter surprise, the police officer told us that we Kashmiri’s are all terrorists and he lodged us in cell while the ‘goons’ were allowed to go free,” a student alleged. (CNS)  

 

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