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Home ministry asks all states to ensure security of Kashmiri students amid reports of threats

  • The Centre on Saturday asked all states to ensure safety and security of the students and people from Jammu and Kashmir

  • The advisory came hours after Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured an all-party meeting of doing the needful for the protection of the Kashmiri students

  • A Home Ministry official said there have been some reports of students and other residents of Jammu and Kashmir experiencing threats and intimidation

New Delhi: The Centre on Saturday asked all states to ensure safety and security of the students and people from Jammu and Kashmir living in their areas in the wake of threats to them in some parts of the country, officials said.

 Home ministry asks all states to ensure security of Kashmiri students amid reports of threats

An Indian Army soldier stands at guard near the blast site in Pulwama in Kashmir. PTI

The advisory came hours after Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured an all-party meeting of doing the needful for the protection of the Kashmiri students and people who were allegedly threatened after the terrorist attack in Pulwama in which 42 CRPF jawans were killed.

A Home Ministry official said there have been some reports of students and other residents of Jammu and Kashmir experiencing threats and intimidation. "Therefore, the Home Ministry today issued an advisory to all states/UTs to take necessary measures to ensure their safety and security," the official said.

Some Kashmiri youths studying in the Uttarakhand capital, Dehradun, have alleged that they were harassed and have been asked by their landlords to vacate accommodations fearing attacks on their properties in the aftermath of the attack.

 

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Updated Date: Feb 17, 2019 07:51:46 IST