Rajnath Singh asks all states to ensure safety of Kashmiris

"I appeal to everyone to consider the Kashmiri youths as their own brethren and treat them well", he told reporters here. He said his ministry would also issue an advisory about the same. Of course, they are citizens of India.

The Home Minister led an all-party delegation to Kashmir in August past year but the talks did not bring the situation under control.

"You can't create a situation that particular student from any particular state cannot come to another state for study. These goons seem to have started a war against Kashmiris especially the students in various cities and states of India".

The government according to the India Today report aims to "isolate" the pro-freedom leaders by squeezing their alleged foreign funding while remaining firm on its "no talks" policy.

While condemning the reported attack on students from Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on April 21 appealed to all states to ensure the safety of all Kashmiris everywhere in the country.

Hansraj Ahir, the Minister of State for Home, talking to media in New Delhi said, "We do accept that the situation in Kashmir is not completely under control". Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje called Kashmiri students "our children" and tweeted that the police had taken prompt action and arrested the culprits.

Replying to a question, Nafees Zakaria said that the Indian reaction to be seen at the backdrop of the state involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan. They are citizens of our country and part of our family.

Partapur Station House Officer Dinesh Sharma said the banners have been taken down and an FIR has been registered against accused persons for "promoting or attempting to promote disharmony on the grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, caste or community".

  • Arturo Norris