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Whose purpose is being served by 'ostracising' Kashmiris, asks Omar

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

is not just a piece of land, it is the people that inhabit it, National Conference (NC) asserted Sunday, saying by attacking Kashmiris, they were being told there is no place for them outside the valley and no future in the mainland.

"Young students studying outside J&K should have been feted as examples of people who have stayed away from the & conflict in Kashmir, choosing instead to make a future for themselves. By attacking them, terrorising them & forcing them to find shelter they are being told there is no place for them outside the valley & no future in the mainland (sic)," Omar wrote on

The former chief minister's remarks came following reports of attacks on in Jammu and harassment of students at a few places outside the state.

Omar said the enemy has been trying to drive a wedge between the people in Valley and the rest of the country and asked whose purpose was being served by "ostracising Kashmiris".

"Those hotheads that make up the mobs doing this damage need to ask themselves (if they have the mental bandwidth) whose purpose is served by ostracising Our enemies & those who back terrorism in J&K have been trying to drive this wedge so please please let's not do their job for them. isn't just a piece of land, it's the people that inhabit it (sic)," he said.

The Saturday met and sought his intervention to ensure safety of students and traders in various parts of the country.

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First Published: Sun, February 17 2019. 15:40 IST
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