Kashmiri students thrashed in Haryana return home

Srinagar: In yet another shameful incident, two Kashmiri students were brutally assaulted in Gurgoan Haryana forcing their families to call them back from the college.

Both the students have left college midway and have returned to Kashmir. Students of Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary Medical College (SGT) at Budhera Gugaon, Arjamandh Qadir Bhat of Nishat Srinagar and Arsalan Shamim of Budgam were beaten to pulp by goons at his rented room. “A group of goons armed with sticks and knives barged into our rented room and thrashed us without any provocation. They assaulted us for being Kashmiri and threatened us of dire consequences in case we continue to stay there. We were frightened and returned to Kashmir,” Arjamandh Qadir Bhat, a BSc 1st year student told news agency CNS.

Arjamandh said that he along with his cousin Arsalan Shameem who studies Radiology in the SGT College were present in the rented room barely few meters away from the College with assailants attacked them. “We brought the matter into the notice of Dean of the College. He regretted, but said that local police will not take the matter seriously,” Arjamandh said.

“The irony is that after reaching home, we have been receiving threatening phone calls from Gurgoan wherein callers threaten us of dire consequences in case we arrive in the College again. Our families are reluctant and they don’t want us to go back to the college,” he said.

Pertinently, a few days back Haris Shakeel Khan from Kadipora area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district at Doaba Group of Colleges (DGC) at Kharar-Kurali area of Mohali Punjab was beaten up by a group of assailants. Prior to this incident, in September this year, a couple of Kashmiri students studying at Ganga Institute of Technology and Management located in Kablana Jhajjar area of North Indian state Haryana were labeled as ‘terrorists’ and beaten up mercilessly by Hindu zealots.

When contacted, an official from Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University said that they can talk about the issue only on Tuesday morning when the higher ups will be present in the University. (CNS)

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