Srinagar: Kashmir based traders have Friday expressed grave concern about the reports of intimidation and harassment caused to the Kashmir students in various Engineering Institutions situated in Jammu division.
The keen interest taken by Dr Nirmal Singh, the Deputy Chief Minister, Jammu & Kashmir Government in regard to sorting out the problem of NIT Srinagar and at the same time adopting a quiet attitude viz-a-viz harassment caused to Kashmiri students at Jammu professional Institutes is baffling and if the things are allowed to unfold in the manner reported in the press, it will have repercussion felt all over causing great harm to the peace and economy of the State as a whole, a statement issued by KCC&I president, Mushtaq Ahmed Wani, said.
The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Inc) feels it to be its moral duty to seek peace to be maintained and the disruptive forces kept at bay and therefore urge the State Government not only to ensure peace and safety of students in the educational Institutions within the State, but appropriate measures be taken to safeguard the life, and academic future of Kashmiri students studying in Rajasthan which is otherwise in peril, after the University of Rajasthan has suspended them from further studies in the University, the statement added.
The traders sought immediate deputation of a high level team to different Professional Institutions / colleges and Universities to enquire and assess the untoward situation, faced by the Kashmiri students now and then reported by print media, so that safety of their life and leisure with studies is reassured by the Government. (CNS)
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