Abid Hussain Wani
Doda, February 22: Arshad Yousuf Deputy Director Jammu and Kashmir International Human Rights Organisation has strongly condemned the incidents of harassment, assault on Kashmiri students studying outside valley and other states of india.
IHRO urged Government of India and J&K Government to ensure their safety and security. Targeting & intimidation of Kashmiris is the worst assault on the psyche of Kashmiris and that the government must ensure safety and security of Kashmiris employees, students & families living outside the state.
Dy Director IHRO Arshad Yousuf said “Targeting and harassment of Kashmirs studying, working and living across the country is the worst assault on the psyche and dignity of lakhs of Kashmiris studying, working and living across the country. Ostracising and harassing students from Kashmir is unacceptable and reprehensible.
Such incidents as deplorable and demanded all necessary steps should be taken by the concerned authorities in order to secure the lives of Kashmiri students throughout the country.
He requested the political leadership and civil societies of this country to come out and appeal for calm and peace, to close ranks and come out openly to work for restoration of peace and security of these students and speak up on the hatred being spread against innocent Kashmiri students studying in different states of the country.
He has called for peace, amity ,brotherhood and harmony among all sects and has called upon all sections of the society to act responsibly and stop inciting violence against one another
Urging the Governor administration to act tough against anti-national elements responsible for intimidation of Kashmiri students, employees & families in various states of india, Arshad Yousuf said that “Miscreants involved in acts of targeting and arson of property of Kashmiris must be dealt with sternly as per the law. The administration must not allow a fringe to vitiate communal harmony in country.”
He said that it is the administrations responsibility to provide a safe and secure environment for people to work in. “Governor and his advisers must either ensure safety and security of Kashmiri employees and their families or make adequate arrangements to facilitate their return to the valley until the situation is brought under control”, he added.