Kashmiris Assaulted in Delhi

New Delhi—A group of Kashmiri people was allegedly thrashed by a mob in southeast Delhi’s Sunlight Colony, following which police launched a probe, an officer said on Friday.

The victims, including four women, were allegedly surrounded and beaten up by a mob of 30-40 people last night.

The victims alleged that they were targeted because they were Kashmiris.

“My sisters were abused and beaten up. I have a broken left hand and one of my guests who had come to visit us was also attacked. It was a planned attack and the accused were carrying hockey sticks,” said one of the victims.

He said that they were roughed up and the accused were shouting slogans, ‘Kashmiri terrorists should be sent back’. He said that they had been attacked a couple of times earlier also and had been living in fear in the locality.

Police have registered a case and are probing the matter, an officer said. 

Watch Victims Speak Up  (Video Courtesy Aaj Tak)

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Omar Urges Rajnath For Urgent Probe

National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Friday urged India Home Minister Rajnath Singh to ensure that the alleged thrashing of a group of Kashmiris, including women, in Delhi is investigated urgently.

“@HMOIndia @rajnathsingh Please have this investigated urgently & bring the guilty to book,” the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister wrote on Twitter.

Kashmiris are blamed for feeling alienated, Abdullah said, questioning what else can one expect from them when they see fellow Kashmiris treated like this outside the Valley.

A Delhi Police office said that a case has been registered and a probe is on.

It’s Over ‘Neighborhood Dispute’: JKP

The Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday said the thrashing of five Kashmiris in New Delhi pertains to ‘neighborhood dispute’ as communicated to them by their counterparts in Delhi. 

A police spokesperson said the matter has been taken up with the concerned authorities in Delhi and the police officers in Kashmir are in touch with their counterparts from Delhi. 

He said the issue as “communicated by the authorities from Delhi pertains to the neighborhood dispute and Delhi Police has taken the cognizance of this incident.”

He said the statement was issued as the “video was being circulated on social media and various other media platforms, in which it has been shown that Kashmir based women in the Capital City of Delhi, are being thrashed.”

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