Hate Attacks: Kashmiri Students brutally attacked in Haryana

In a brute manifestation, yet again, of the burgeoning hate crimes in India, two students hailing from Jammu & Kashmir were brutally beaten up by a group of people in Haryana’s Mahendragarh. Even the Haryana police had to admit to this adding that six persons have been identified, two of whom were arrested. It was fellow students from the college who ensured that the injured (who live in the hostel) were given succour. Photographs of the injured men were also sent to Sabrangindia by fellow student Ravindra Meena from Rajasthan.

Kashmiri Students

There was absolutely no ‘reason’ for the violent attack. “They started beating us for no reason. I was lying on the ground and don’t know what happened… the police also reached the spot after the locals called them. They (police) dropped us in the hospital and left,” Aftab said.

The identity of the assaulted students has been established as Aftab Ahmad (23) and Amjad Ali (22), both pursuing MSc (geography) from Central University of Haryana in Mahendragarh district and are reported to be the natives of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir. Aftab informed us in a telephonic conversation that a group of not less than 10 people started following them soon after they came out of a mosque in Mahendragarh. 

“Total six people are accused in incident of assault on two Kashmiri youth in Mahendergarh out of which three people have been arrested and 3 others identified on the basis on a CCTV footage. Investigation is underway,” informed Kamaldeep, Superintendent of Police (Mahendergarh) to news agency ANI.

The Indian Express reports that J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed shock at the incident as she sought strong action from the Haryana government on Friday. Haryana chief minister ML Khattar assured Mufti in a reply to her tweet that those behind the assault will not go unpunished.



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