New Delhi: Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday appointed a special nodal officer for addressing issues of Kashmiri students studying in the national capital.
The move comes in the wake of the questioning of several Kashmiri students by the Delhi Police after a row over an event in JNU campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
The Lt Governor has appointed Delhi Police's Special Commissioner (Crime) Taj Hasan as the Special Nodal Officer for addressing Kashmiri students' issues.
"Lt. Governor’s office has been approached by some people that students from Kashmir are apprehensive of their safety and security in the city...In case, there is any apprehension or any misconduct towards them, they should contact Taj Hasan, Spl CP (Crime) who has been appointed as the Special Nodal Officer for addressing such issues," the LG office said in a statement.
It further said that Hasan can be contacted via phone on 1093/100 or via email on email@example.com. These numbers are manned round the clock.
This arrangement is on similar lines as the one made for students from the North-East.
After the 9 February incident where some anti-India slogans were allegedly raised at JNU, police is believed to have collected the names of Kashmiri students which sound similar to the names of the organisers of the Afzal Guru event.
"I woke up to two policemen knocking at my door earlier this week. They asked objectionable questions and also wanted to know whether I was in touch with any of the students they are looking for in connection with the event...They asked me whether I was present there on 9 February? They asked why I attended the programme and much more. They even asked for my passport and other ID proof," a female JNU Kashmiri student, who resides in south Delhi, had alleged.