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Posters threatening Kashmiri students to leave Uttar Pradesh surface

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New Delhi, April 21: In a yet another offensive to Kashmiri students, dozens of hate mongering hoardings against Kashmiris, commanding them to leave Uttar Pradesh or face the consequences surfaced along the Partapur bypass in Meerut.

As per PTI the posters were flashed outside the colleges where Kashmiri students study.

The case has been registered on Amit Jani, head of the UP Navnirman Sena who is behind the campaign. He also shared a picture of the poster on his Facebook account on Wednesday.

According to Indian Express, Jaani said that, Navnirman Sena is also planning to hold camps outside Jammu and Kashmir Bank branches in the state and appeal the account holders to close their accounts to stop funding the Kashmiris.

Also on Wednesday in a separate incident, 6 Kashmiri students of Maiwar University were called “stone pelters” and beaten up by locals in Rajasthan. The students also alleged that police and university have failed to provide them protection and shared a tainted version of the incident that could have cost their life.

Meanwhile Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday appealed to all state governments to ensure safety of Kashmiri students.

It is shameful that within 24 hours, the students from valley are beaten up, bad mouthed and threatened to leave their place in two of the BJP ruled states.

The statement by the Union Minister arrived after 2 days of the offensive. The minister said, “Kashmiris are citizens of India and part of our family. They should not be harassed. I condemn the attack” and home ministry is asked to circulate the advisory in the regard.

Already massive protests and unrest across the valley have been reported between Kasmiri students and security forces. Since last one year, the unrest in Kashmir has ceased to rest despite PDP BJP coalition in J&K.

Thousands have been injured and hundreds killed. What remains mostly unreported is the fact that the Army is battling a war of emotions within a country where locals resort to stone pelting and hamper the army operations, besides gunning terrorists across LoC and contesting frequent ceasefire violation from the hostile neigbour.

If the unrest embroils with Kashmiris in the other parts of the country the situation could threaten the whole structure of democracy.

Wefornews Bureau

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