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Kashmir students studying in West Bengal have been put under scanner by the state police.
Reports reaching here said that Colleges in Kolkata have been issued circulars by the police, seeking information about students from Jammu and Kashmir.
According to a report on The Indian Express, colleges across the city have received a note saying, “Please let me know that students, whose residential addresses is under the State of Jammu & Kashmir, studies in your Institution for onwards transmission to the Ministry of Home Affairs, North Block, New Delhi, Govt. of India.”
Huffington Post report that the colleges received the notes in the last week of February when JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested and students across India came out in protest against the Modi government. Jadavpur University in Kolkata was one of the institutions that led the Kolkata leg of the protests.
Tech savvy Omar Abdullah reached out to Mamata Banerjee on Twitter and enquired if the news of Kashmiri students being harassed was being true.
“Dear @MamataOfficial can you please look in to this police order? Info gathering shouldn’t become harassment,” former J&K CM Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter.
While senior police officers confirmed the news to The Indian Express, they didn’t reveal why the Kashmiri students were under the scanner. However, “they said that the request had been placed from the central intelligence agencies.”