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Rajnath tells all states to ensure safety of Kashmiris

21 April, 2017 6:12 AM
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Condemning the alleged incidents of harassment of Kashmiris, the home minister said they are like any other Indian and an advisory is being sent by the home ministry to all states to ensure the safety and security of people from the Valley.

NEW DELHI: Condemning the alleged incidents of harassment of Kashmiri youths outside J&K, home minister Rajnath Singh today asked all the states to ensure their safety.

"I have come to know that there were a few incidents of misbehaviour towards Kashmiris in some places. I appeal to all the chief ministers to ensure security of Kashmiris in their states."

"I appeal to everyone to consider the Kashmiri youths as their own brethren and treat them well," he told reporters here.

The home minister said an advisory is being sent by his ministry to all the states for the safety and security of Kashmiris living there.

Singh's statement came in the wake of reports alleging that Kashmiri students in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh were receiving threats.

Condemning the incidents, the home minister said proper inquiry should be initiated in each case and strongest possible action should be taken against the guilty.

Also read: Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav from Sunday


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