Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) president and MLA Khansahib Hakim Mohammad Yasin today expressed serious concern over the NIT Srinagar situation and said that some vested interest leaders from Delhi to Jammu were trying to give communal color to the incident which is unfortunate.In a statement to KNS, Hakim Yasin said it is dangerous to divide students in the name of Kashmiri and non-Kashmiri. “Kashmir is known for its communal harmony and Kashmiris have never targeted their guests nor will in future do so. But unfortunately some vested elements are trying to project NIT Srinagar situation in a way to give it communal tough.”“In the past several Kashmiri students were killed, arrested and harassed in outside state universities, but no central leader spoke a word about it.
But when a minor incident happened at NIT Srinagar, vested interest people from Delhi to Jammu are trying to give it a new color. The non-local students at NIT Srinagar are just like our children and it their safety is our responsibility. But the way these leaders are trying to give it a communal color is adding fuel to the fire,” he said.Questioning the intentions of central leaders, the PDF chief said, “Why everybody remains silent when Kashmiri students are targeted outside state? Why didn’t anybody spoke about the killing of several Kashmiri students outside the state? It will have dangerous consequences if the same trend continues.”The MLA Khansahib said that it seems the NIT situation is being projected in a manner to pave way for targeting Kashmiri students outside the state. “It is high time that both central and state government take a lead and put curb on such incidents,” he said.Hakim Yasin demanded foolproof security of Kashmiri students outside the state. (KNS)