Take stern action against elements inimical to peace: Hakeem Yaseen

In a statement Yaseen said that “government should explore all the possibilities of providing admissions to Kashmiri students being forced to return home from outside states in the Valley colleges so that their studies don’t suffer.”

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Jammu, Publish Date: Feb 20 2019 1:23AM | Updated Date: Feb 20 2019 1:23AM
Take stern action against elements inimical to peace: Hakeem YaseenFile Photo

Chairman of Peoples Democratic Front Hakeem Yaseen has urged the Governor’s administration and Central government to take strict measures against elements, who have been hounding and humiliating Kashmiris in Jammu and other states.

In a statement Yaseen said that “government should explore all the possibilities of providing admissions to Kashmiri students being forced to return home from outside states in the Valley colleges so that their studies don’t suffer.”

“ Kashmiri students were forced to vacate their rented accommodations in several state as they were under continuous threat. The height of harassment is that they were not even provided any transport facility by transporters in Dehradun. Even female Kashmiri students were not spared. It’s a shameful act,” the PDF chief said.

“We had a regional engineering college in Srinagar which was converted to NIT 15-years ago. What benefit Kashmir got out of it as most of the students, studying there are outsiders,” he asked.

Hakeem Yaseen said that it was unfortunate that some colleges and universities have refused to take Kashmiri students while others have forced them to leave. “It is unfortunate that Kashmiri students are being made homeless in their own country,” he said.

Urging the Government to take hard steps to curb the elements, who were attacking Kashmiris in Jammu and outside state, the former MLA said, “How many people have been booked under PSA in Kashmir for indulging in stone pelting? In Kashmir if someone is involved in minor stone pelting, he is booked under PSA. Why are those elements not being dealt strictly, who are attacking Kashmiris outside?,” he asked.

“Government employees, businessmen and other Kashmiris working in Jammu and outside state are feeling increasingly unsafe and insecure,” he added.

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