Three persons have been arrested in connection with assault on Kashmiri students by Haryana police on Saturday.“We have arrested three among the six identified persons. They too will be arrested very soon,” B.S. Sandhu, Director General of Police (DGP), Haryana told PTK over phone. He said that the persons were identified from the footage which was already procured by the police. He feather said that everything is under control no need to worry we will take action against these students. He added that the incidents were happening outside the university.
He added that investigation has been started we promise people of Kashmir that we will deal with law against these people, who beaten Kashmiri students.However he added that we have lodged an FIR in connection with the assault on two Kashmiri students of Central University of Haryana, in Mahendergarh town today. The FIR was registered at the Mahendergarh Police Station, under sections 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly guilty of offence towards common object), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), reported The Business Standard.Soon after the reports, the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and her predecessor Omar Abdullah took to twitter and condemned the assault. “Shocked & disturbed to hear reports of Kashmiri students being assaulted in Mahendargarh, Haryana,” had tweeted Mehbooba and urged authorities to investigate and take strict action.
Omar Abdullah also reacted sharply and termed the incident against the spirit of Prime Minister Narender Modi’s speech on August 15 calling for embracing Kashmiris. "This is terrible & goes against the spirit of what @PMOIndia @narendramodi ji said from the ramparts of the Red Fort. I hope the authorities in Haryana act quickly against this violence," had tweeted Omar Abdullah who is also working president of National Conference and leader of opposition in state legislative assembly.Meanwhile in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Opposition National Conference and Congress protested against thrashing of two Kashmiri students in Mahendergarh, Haryana by a mob on Friday evening.NC leader and MLA Sonawari Mohammad Akbar Lone said that, under BJP ruled state, the Kashmiri students were beaten in a bus for no fault when they were going to offer prayers.“Government should explain what it is doing for protecting Kashmiri students studying outside the state,” he said. He added that the government should inform the house about the steps initiated against the mob which attacked students.“There is a sense of insecurity among Kashmiris living in India,” he said.
Responding to the point of information raised by Legislators Altaf Ahmad Wani and G M Saroori and joined by other members, the Minister said that immediately after the incident was reported, J&K’s Principal Secretary Home on the directions of Chief Minister contacted Home Secretary of Haryana and Deputy Commissioner Mahendragarh.He said a case has been registered and investigation is taken up by the Mahendragarh police into the incident. Besides, the DGP J&K also took up the matter with DGP Haryana. So far, 3 persons have been arrested and further action is being taken against the persons involved.Giving details, the Minister said that reports were received that 2 students namely Aftab and Amjad residents of Rajouri studying in Central University Mahendragarh in Haryana were attacked by some miscreants thereby causing minor injuries to them.With regard to another incident of detention of Kashmiri student by railway police, the Minister informed the House that a group of students from SKUAST after completing their training course at Bhopal boarded a train from Bhopal to Delhi.Reportedly, in the train a woman clicked a photograph with a caption which created confusion in which railway police detained one of the students Muhammad Idrees of Anantnag district, he said.However, on the intervention of SKUAST and police authorities, the student has been released and is on his way back to Kashmir, the Minister informed. (PTK)