Jammu, April 7: At a time when Jammu observed a shutdown against the alleged police action at NIT Srinagar, the Kashmiri students enrolled in Yogananda College of Engineering and Technology Gurha Brahmana Jammu were cornered in the college and the local students there chanted anti-Kashmiri and anti-Pakistan slogans. The Kashmiri students who were scared alleged that it has become a routine for the people here to harass and label Kashmiri students as anti-India.
“Scores of local students staged anti-Kashmir protest inside the campus while the authorities did nothing to stop them. They chanted slogans like, ‘Kashmiri Dogs’, ‘Pakistani Dogs’, ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, ‘Desh Ke Gadaroon Ko Joote Maro’. The protest was held to demean our position and harass us. We are anxious and feeling insecure,” Kashmiri students told.
They said that it is not the first time they are feeling insecure in the College. “Last time after the culmination of India Pakistan Cricket match, the locals here harassed us for supporting Pakistan cricket team and chanted anti-Kashmir slogans. “We appeal Government to ensure our safety,” the students said and alleged that college authorities have been giving free hand to miscreants.
When contacted an official from the College admitted that local students staged pro-India protest but maintained that no student from Kashmir was harassed. “They are safe and secure and there is nothing to worry,” he said. (CNS)
2015 Kashmir Despatch