GA Mir expresses concern over attack on Jammu and Kashmir students

Srinagar: Expressing concern over the alleged attack on students from Jammu and Kashmir in Mewar University, Pradesh Congress Committee chief G A Mir on Thursday asked the Centre to ensure security of the people from the state in rest of the country.

"The attack on students from J&K in Mewar University in Rajasthan by some right wing activists is a worrying factor for the students and parents," Mir said in a statement here. The PCC president asked the Centre to ensure safety of the students and businessmen from the state.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

"This is very unfortunate that students have been attacked ... it is aimed to create fear psychosis among the students by right wing activist. "The union government should take cognizance of the matter and ensure that the career of students is not compromised," he added.

Mir also expressed concern over the profiling of students and businessmen from the state in West Bengal and elsewhere by Union Ministry of Home Affairs "merely on the grounds of being the residents of Jammu and Kashmir". "It is unfortunate.

"The Centre should take cognizance as to why students from Jammu and Kashmir only are being harassed on various pretexts," he said.

Mir also sought clarity from the Centre about the Home Ministry advisory regarding students of Jammu and Kashmir.