Chief Minister and National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah Monday strongly condemned the harassment of Kashmiri students in a University in Haryana and has demanded that the Haryana Government probes this incidents and ensures the safety of every single student from Jammu and Kashmir.
“I would also want the Central Government to take cognizance of such incidents and not allow such incidents to create a perception of discrimination against students from Jammu and Kashmir in other States of the country. The Central Government should take decisive steps to ensure that students from J&K do not live with a sense of apprehension and anxiety in other States. Such incidents are worrying and should be probed impartially and transparently”, Omar Abdullah said in a statement issued here.
Omar said such incidents create a perceptional disadvantage for the greater goal of reconciliation in the State, especially amongst the youth.
“While the probe is awaited and the facts will be established – any perception of harassment and discrimination is equally harmful given that we have thousands of our youth studying in various other States in the country. It is imperative that State Governments and respective Chief Ministers of these States take proactive measures to restore a sense of security among students from Jammu and Kashmir”, Omar added