Protests In City Against Attacks On Kashmiris  

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SRINAGAR — Members of Valley’s 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.

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