PDP delegation visits Uttarakhand for 'first-hand assessment of situation', says 'satisfied' over safety of Kashmiri students

  • The delegation consisted of Rajya Sabha member Faiyaz Ahmed Mir, former MLA Aijaz Ahmed Mir and other party leaders

  • The PDP leaders also took some of the students along with them who expressed a desire to go home with their colleges being closed

  • The visit followed after reports about alleged harassment of Kashmiri students in Uttarakhand

Dehradun: A delegation of Peoples Democratic Party from Jammu and Kashmir visited Uttarakhand for a first-hand assessment of the situation in the state following alleged harassment of Kashmiri students after the recent terror attack in Pulwama.

 PDP delegation visits Uttarakhand for first-hand assessment of situation, says satisfied over safety of Kashmiri students

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The delegation consisting of Rajya Sabha member Faiyaz Ahmed Mir, former MLA Aijaz Ahmed Mir and other party leaders reached on Tuesday to assess the situation, Inspector General of Police (Garhwal) Ajay Rautela said.

"The delegation interacted with Kashmiri students studying in different institutions and returned after expressing satisfaction over their safety," he said.

The PDP leaders also took some of the students along with them who expressed a desire to go home with their colleges being closed, the IG said.

The visit followed after reports about alleged harassment of Kashmiri students in Uttarakhand in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack began doing the rounds on the social media, the IG said.

"However, they had a first-hand assessment of the situation in consultation with the Kashmiri students themselves and have returned perfectly satisfied," Rautela said.

Updated Date: Feb 20, 2019 15:31:12 IST