SRINAGAR: In yet another incident, Kashmiri students were beaten at Model Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET) in Jammu on Tuesday, after they reportedly raised objected to offensive remarks passed by local students on Kashmiri girls.
However, an official said that police have taken cognizance and started investigation.
“The local students abused a group of Kashmiri girl students and called them terrorists and supporters of Pakistan,” a Kashmiri student, told CNS over phone.
He added that as Kashmiri male students objected to the “objectionable remarks and gestures” of local students, they thrashed the Kashmiri students.
“The local students then took sharp edged weapons and start beating the Kashmiri students, they further tried to assault the Kashmiri students physically,” Kashmiri students alleged, adding that one of the students, whom they identified as Aqib Jalal, a resident of Awantipora, suffered injuries.
A Kashmiri girl student said the local students were threatening them of ‘dire consequences’ and they were not feeling safe in the institute. “Authorities are unable to take action against them and they have been acting as mute spectators,” she said.
Ankur Gupta, Director of the institution, said that police have arrived in the campus and everything was in control. However, he refused to comment on the incident. (jandknow.com)