Jammu-Kashmir college students crushed up in Haryana

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Haryana police yesterday arrested three people for allegedly assaulting two Kashmiri students in Mahendergarh town in south Haryana.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti chairing All Party Meeting at Jammu on Sunday. Both the victims are students in the Central University of Haryana.

A police official said, "We have identified six people and three of them have been arrested". However, she did not disclose the particulars of first-time offenders due security reasons for them and their immediate families.

"In touch with DGP Haryana".

On the other hand, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet and said that the incident goes against the spirit of his outreach for Kashmiris.

"There were people around but they didn't say or do anything to help us", they added.

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Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has described the Kashmir situation as "fragile" and after the killing of two youths in Shopian on January 27, she had said that such incidents derailed the state government's efforts to push forward the political process.

The attack on Kashmiri students is in line with a Hindutva campaign reviling people of the state and calling them anti-national who belong in Pakistan, while paradoxically asserting that the state belongs to India.

Haryana Police on Saturday said that the attack on the Kashmiri students was not targeted and it happened due to misunderstanding. Aftab claimed that when they approached the university authorities they told them the incident did not happen in the campus. A case has been registered under IPC Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

"The ball is now in the court of the government and it has to take a call", he said.

Immediately after Kaloo levelled allegations of non-seriousness and inaction against the state government in ensuring the safety of local students studying outside the state, the entire opposition, including NC and the Congress, stood up and walked out of the assembly.

Meanwhile, former CM of J&K and MLA from Beerwah, Budgam, Omar Abdullah said, "This is bad & goes against the spirit of what Modi ji said from the ramparts of the Red Fort. I hope the authorities in Haryana act quickly against this violence".