April 20, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Jaipur: As per the media reports coming in from Rajasthan, in an apparent act of hate crime some Kashmiri students of Mewar University in Chittodgarh were manhandled by locals at a market near the campus on Wednesday. One of the Kashmiri students said his friends were beaten up after locals got to know they are ‘Kashmiris’.
While interacting with the media the student maintained that locals in Gangrar village beat 10 of them, but the police in its version claimed that it was a minor scuffle involving three students. “Three students had gone out and got into a scuffle with some locals over some issue involving fare for an auto,” Gangrar Circle Inspector Dinesh Kumar told The Indian Express (IE).
In a telephonic conversation with an English vernacular a student while pleading his position stated that two of his friends were injured and taken to hospital after locals beat them up with cricket bats.
“The locals asked our friends where they were from. When they said Kashmir, they were beaten up. They broke mobile phones,” Tauseef Ahmad (22), a student of LLB said. Students from Jammu and Kashmir protested in the campus against the alleged attack, said the media source.
“The J&K Police contacted Rajasthan Police, which informed that there was a clash between two groups,” the statement said. The university said the situation was normal. “Police registered FIR against unknown locals,” reads a quote from the statement given by the spokesman of the Mewar university.