Kashmir students in Mewar varsity given security

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SRINAGAR: Kashmiri students pursuing different courses at a  Rajasthan university, who were allegedly thrashed and harassed by local students, have been provided security.

“Since yesterday, we are under security cover. Today at around 11:00 am the authorities directed us to have lunch separately in order to prevent another scuffle,” a Kashmiri student said from Mewar University over phone.

He said we were inside our rooms for whole day and did not attend classes fearing ‘attacks from the local students.

Hamid Bukhari – who facilitates admissions of Kashmiri students in the varsity under Prime Minister’s scholarship scheme through Director Research and Development Office J&K – has also arrived there to take stock of the situation.

Bukhari said: “It was a minor scuffle between two students and the issue was sorted out peacefully.”

He added: “I met varsity and police officials and prominent citizens of the area who assured full security to the Kashmiri students.”

“I met students and enquired about the incident. I visited the hostel rooms of almost all the Kashmiri students,” he said.

But, a Kashmir B-Tech student from the varsity denied that the facilitator met them. “We heard about the facilitator’s visit. But he didn’t met us,” the student said.

On Friday, at least twelve Kashmir students sustained injuries after trouble erupted in the varsity campus ahead of India and Pakistan cricket match.

The warden of the university said an investigations has been ordered by the university authorities over Friday’s scuffle.  “Today officials of the university held a meeting and chief proctor KD Khilji was appointed as the investigative officer to enquire the incident,” he said.

He said that the situation in the varsity is peaceful and added: “We all are living here as one family.” 

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