India Home Minister appeals to all states to ensure safety of Kashmiris

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The assault is the latest incident of violence against Kashmiris studying at Chittorgarh's Mewar University, which has around 500 students from Jammu and Kashmir.

Today, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that all stated must ensure the safety of Kashmiris in different parts of the country, condemning the alleged attack in the students from Kashmir in Rajasthan's Chittorgarg on Wednesday.

Anxious over the non-stop pro-freedom protests in the Kashmir Valley, New Delhi is now planning to "squeeze out" alleged funding of pro-freedom organisations from Middle East countries, India Today reported on Friday.

"In the coming months, security forces are likely to step up action against people working covertly for separatists", the reports added.

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"I appeal to all states, they should ensure safety of all Kashmiris anywhere in country.They are also equal citizens of India", Rajnath Singh said. He also asked home secretary to put out advisory.

This is not first such incident; it should be remembered that a year ago too, some Kashmiri students were thrashed in the same university over rumours of cooking beef. The students suffered minor injuries in the incident.

However, according to the TOI report, the FIR lodged by these students does not say anything about the "stone-pelter" taunt because they do not want the issue to flare-up as it's exam time for them. (Boycott Kashmiris who pelt stones at the Indian Army). In Meerut, hoardings have surfaced in which Kashmiri students have been asked to get out of Uttar Pradesh.

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