SRINAGAR Members of Valleys Sikh and Pandit community Wednesday staged a protest against the harassment and attacks directed at Kashmiris in Jammu and elsewhere. Scores of Sikhs, Pandits assembled at Hari Singh High Street here and chanted slogans like Hindu, Muslim Sikh Itehaad, Zindabaad Zindabaad. They condemned the attacks on Kashmiris outside the Valley and said such acts must be stopped.
Despite minority community, we never witnessed such situation in Kashmir. We feel very comfortable here, therefore all those who attack Kashmiris outside the Valley should refrain from such acts, a protesting Pandit said.
Scores of non-local residents also staged a protest here against the harassment and attacks directed at Kashmiris in various parts of India.
Theprotestors assembled at Hari Singh High Street and raised slogans against miscreants attacking Kashmiri people. They demanded the safety of Kashmiri traders and students outside the valley.
The goons are being given free hand and no stern action is being taken to protect life and property of Kashmiris. We demand that the state governments must reveal how many miscreants have been booked and arrested so far in different parts of India. It is shameful that goons are vandalizing properties and attacking Kashmiris, they said.
The protesters said it seems obvious that making Pulwama attack on CRPF as an excuse, a section of radical elements wants to implement its nefarious designs against the Muslim community.
We appeal Government of India not to forget that Kashmiris are worst victims of violence and need peace with dignity more than anyone else. We feel safe and secure in Kashmir but at the same time feel sorry for Kashmiris they are not treated well in our states, they said.
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.