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Opposition MLAs protest assault on Kashmiri students in Haryana

IANS  |  Jammu 

Opposition MLAs on Saturday walked out of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly protesting against the assault on Kashmiri students in Haryana.

National Conference (NC) MLA, Altaf Kaloo, stood up during zero hour in the assembly and informed the House that he had received messages from Kashmiri students studying in Haryana, who were apprehensive about their safety.

He said two final year students in Haryana Central University were "ruthlessly beaten up", creating fear among other students from the state studying there.

"The students have been beaten up because they are residents of Jammu and Kashmir. Our students studying outside are now planning to give up studies and return home," the legislator said.

Immediately after Kaloo levelled allegations of non-seriousness and inaction against the state government in ensuring the safety of local students studying outside the state, the entire opposition, including NC and the Congress, stood up and walked out of the assembly.



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First Published: Sat, February 03 2018. 13:40 IST