Ensure safety of Kashmiri students: Modi

Ensure safety of Kashmiri students: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the states to ensure the safety of Kashmiri students, who fear attacks in retaliation to pelting stones at security forces in their home state.

Modi seconded Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s suggestion that all the states should reach out to the students, following incidents of violence against them from different parts of the country.

Mehbooba raised the issue during the meeting of chief ministers at Niti Aayog.

In his concluding remarks, Modi urged the states to “reach out to these students (of J&K) from time to time”, a statement from the prime minister’s office said. Recently, Kashmiri students of Mewar University in Rajasthan were assaulted, and a hoarding had cropped up in Meerut asking Kashmiris to “get out of Uttar Pradesh”.

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