Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Sunday warned that attacking and terrorising people of Kashmiri origin outside the state will lead to their further alienation from rest of the country.
“Our enemies and those who back terrorism in J&K have been trying to drive this wedge so please please let’s not do their job for them. Kashmir isn’t just a piece of land it’s the people that inhabit it (sic),” he tweeted.
In another tweet, the former CM said: “Those hotheads that make up the mobs doing this damage need to ask themselves (if they have the mental bandwidth) whose purpose is served by ostracising Kashmiris.
“By attacking them, terrorising them and forcing them to find shelter they are being told there is no place for them outside the valley & no future in the mainland,” Omar added.
PDP chief and former CM Mehbooba Mufti also condemned the reports of harassment of Kashmiri students across the country.
“Tragic that educated & civilised citizens are spearheading a vicious propaganda to paint all Kashmiris with the same brush. What is the difference between you and those who indoctrinate vulnerable men for Jehad? Isn't this also a type of religious indoctrination?" she tweeted.