Kashmiri people targeted across India in aftermath of Pulwama Attack: Indian Media Report
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Days after over 40 CRPF soldiers were killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, reports of Kashmiri people being targeted have emerged from different parts of the country, prompting the central government to issue an advisory to the states to ensure their safety. A shutdown has been called in Kashmir against the reported cases of harassment.
"There have been some reports of students and other residents of Jammu and Kashmir experiencing threats and intimidation in the wake of terrorist attack in Pulwama link," said a Home Ministry official. by Taboola link: Sponsored Links link: . link Symptoms Of Diabetes You Are Probably IgnoringHealth & Human Research link
"Therefore, the MHA today issued an advisory to all states and UTs to take necessary measures to ensure their safety and security," he added.
In Uttarakhand's Dehradun, some Kashmiri students staying as tenants at local houses alleged they were asked to vacate by the homeowners, who fear attacks on their properties, according to news agency PTI. Similar reports also came from Haryana and Bihar. Promoted: In Stores
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In Bihar's capital Patna, Kashmiri traders told NDTV they were attacked by a mob.
"A number of men wielding sticks, gathered outside my shop. They raised slogans. I didn't even know about Pulwama link then. But they destroyed the goods and beat me and the workers," Bashir Ahmed, a trader from Kashmir, told NDTV.
"I am working in Patna for the past 35 years and never faced any problem or discrimination. I live here for 6 months every year and like Patna better than Kashmir. I have nothing to do with politics. I am often so busy that I don't get a chance to catch up on news," he added.
A village panchayat in Punjab's Ambala has reportedly asked villagers to evict Kashmiri students living in rented accommodation within 24 hours.