Kashmir students studying outside fear for their lives

Will stage protest on Dec 13 against attrocities

SRINAGAR: Kashmiri students at Global Research Institute of Management and Technology (GRIMT) Haryana who were thrashed by local goons there fear for their lives after the locals according to them have again started threatening them.

The injured students from GRIMT said that they don’t want to attend the college now as they are fearing for their lives. “The locals there have informed the female Kashmiri students there they are not going to spare us in case we attend the college,” an injured student Manzoor Ahmed Var from Devar Kupwara said adding that local police of Haryana and college management are hand in glove with the local goons and they feel helpless and insecure there.

There are 90 Kashmiri students at GRIMT in Yamuna Nagar Haryana. Following the recent attack on these students there, these students demand that they should be shifted to some another college. “Today those local goons assaulted us physically but we have apprehension that tomorrow they may kill us,” said another 3rd year Civil student.

A group of GRIMT students who were thrashed by locals in Haryana told CNS that they will stage a protest in city centre Lal Chowk on December 13 to attract the attention of state government towards their apathy and helplessness. “We don’t want to go back to Haryana. We appeal to the state government to get us shifted to some other college as we are scared and fear for our lives,” they said.

They added that local goons showed them pistols and hit them with swords and iron rods. They further said that instead of lodging an FIR against the locals goons, “the Radaur police station in Yamuna Nagar has registered an FIR against us which is murder of law and justice.”

The students appealed the state government to take up the case with Haryana government at the highest level and ensure security for them.

Pertinently, at least nine Kashmiri students were beaten up with sticks and iron rods by a group of local goons, which forced about 90 students from the Valley to take refuge in a police station overnight. The incident took place when students were queuing up for lunch in the college canteen.

A Kashmiri student objected when a student from Jammu jumped the queue. This led to a heated argument between the two, but the matter was sorted out after intervention by senior Kashmiri students.However, after 10 minutes later about 50 local goons entered the canteen carrying iron rods and sticks and beat up the Kashmiri students “ruthlessly”. The injured students were identified as Suhail Rashid Bhat, Sheikh Azaharuddin (Anantnag), Mashoor Ali, Mushtaq Majid (Srinagar), Shahid Wani (Kulgam), Manzoor Var (Kupwara), Tawseef Ahmed, Tanvir Ahmed (Kishtwar). (CNS) 

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