SRINAGAR: A scuffle broke out in the GMC Jammu after a post about the recently released ‘Kerala story’ movie led to an argument between some students of the college and outsiders, in the hostel of the college late Sunday night.
A Kashmiri medical student suffered severe head injuries in the scuffle after he was attacked with some sharp object in his head.
Soon after the incident, scores of students protested and demanded an inquiry and action against the culprits who according to students were members of a right-wing group and were brought to the hostel from outside the campus.
The political class of UT has taken a strong note of the incident and has demanded stern action against the culprits involved in the crime.
Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba accused the government of India of promoting and encouraging violence through movies stoking communal fires.
“Shocking that GOI promotes & encourages violence through movies stoking communal fires. The blood of innocents is being spilled to quench the BJP’s insatiable thirst for petty electoral dividends. Request @OfficeOfLGJandK ji to take cognizance & punish the culprits”, Mehbooba tweeted.
Stating that the ‘Gunda elements’ are targeting the Kashmiri students, Vice President of National Conference Omar Abdullah said that the security of the students should not be compromised at the cost of politics.
“Very distressing images of gunda elements targeting Kashmiri students in Jammu. @JmuKmrPolice must take cognizance of this and ensure those responsible are brought to book. @OfficeOfLGJandK must ensure this is done in a time-bound manner & reassure students that their safety will not be compromised at the alter of politics,” Omar wrote on Twitter.
Very distressing images of gunda elements targeting Kashmiri students in Jammu. @JmuKmrPolice must take cognisance of this & ensure those responsible are brought to book. @OfficeOfLGJandK must ensure this is done in a time-bound manner & reassure students that their safety will… https://t.co/Fyker70jZ5
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) May 15, 2023
President JK Peoples’ Conference Sajad took to his twitter and said, “The incident at GMC Jammu is reprehensible. These are young kids. And officers who are on charge have such young kids at home. Just hope that this issue is investigated in an unbiased and humane manner. I saw some pictures. They are scary. I request @OfficeOfLGJandK to ensure that corrective actions are taken so that they are not repeated in the future,’ Sajad said.