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Rajnath appeals to all states to ensure safety of Kashmiri students

Home Ministry to immediately circulate an advisory to all states in this regard, said Rajnath

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Rajnath Singh

In the wake of the recent incident, where a group of at a private university in were allegedly called terrorists and beaten up by the locals, Union Home Minister on Friday appealed to all the states to ensure the safety of the Kashmiris.

"Last evening I got to know that some Kashmiri have been mistreated. I appeal to all the Chief Ministers to ensure that no Kashmiri is mistreated in any part of the Even they are part of No one can rubbish this truth that many people from are contributing to India's safety and prosperity," Singh told ANI.

He said he has asked the Home Ministry to immediately circulate an advisory to all states in this regard.

"The is extremely unfortunate and I condemn it. Strict action will be taken against anyone who mistreats any Kashmiri I appeal to all the youth to consider them as their brother. They are citizens of our country and part of our family. The people should understand this reality," he added.

The group of were allegedly beaten up by the locals as they were upset over soldiers being targeted by stone pelters in the strife-torn border state.

The assault is the latest of violence against Kashmiris studying at Chittorgarh's Mewar University, which has around 500 students from Jammu and

In March 2016, four were beaten up over rumours of being cooked in the university hostel.

The following month, some Kashmiri students got into a scuffle with another group over India's loss to West Indies in the T20 cricket world cup. Sixteen Kashmiri students and a warden, also from Kashmir, were suspended by the university after the

First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 15:48 IST