SRINAGAR: J&K Students Association here on today condemned the unjustified attack on Kashmiri garment sellers in Ranchi Jharkhand who were brutally thrashed by goons and forcing them to raise slogans of Jai shri Ram.
In a Statement, National Spokesperson of Association Nasir Khuehami said that three Kashmiri garment sellers had been thrashed badly, with the attackers calling them “anti-nationals” and demanding that they return to Kashmir immediately.
He said that accused started assaulting them when they refused to chant Jai Shri Ram and they were saved only when local people intervened. Similar assaults have occurred against other Kashmiri youths several times in the recent past. There have been four such incidents at Lowadih, Kadru bridge, Kishoreganj and at Doranda where youths targeted them and threatened damage to their goods if they do not leave the city and chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Pakistan Murdabad.
Khuehami said that these incidents have increased the sense of insecurity and anxiety among 300 Kashmiri woollen traders. He called upon the Jharkhand state Chief Minister Hemant Soren and the J&K Govt to take effective measures to prevent such happenings and address the waning sense of security among the Kashmir garment sellers and workers living in Jharkhand State.
Khuehami added that, Association has taken up the matter with J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, and JK Govt is in touch with their Jharkhand Counterpart CM. We have been informed that police have taken full measures to protect all Kashmiri garment sellers & also take measures to see that the Relationship Between Kashmiri woollen sellers & others remains cordial.
He demanded probe and immediate arrest of all those involved in the assault on Kashmiri woollen sellers and ensure adequate arrangements for their safety and security. The Attack on Kashmiri people is a worrying factor for the workers, woollen sellers and businessmen who are working in Jharkhand.
We demand punishment and arrest of all the elements involved in beating and harassing the Kashmiri workers, he added.