SRINAGAR: Former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday termed as “unacceptable” the “hounding” of Kashmiri students in Delhi and making them “convenient scapegoats” on the name of crackdown on anti-national activities in JNU.
“If the Delhi Police and the Home Ministry want to unleash a dictatorial and tyrannical crackdown on dissenting voices and students in Delhi, they should not make Kashmiri students convenient scapegoats, stigmatize them and ruin their careers. This is unacceptable,” Omar said in a statement issued here.
The National Conference (NC) working president said there have been numerous instances in the past when the Delhi Police had cited intelligence inputs to “falsely implicate young Kashmiris” in Delhi only to be acquitted by the courts after years of incarceration.
Now, the recent decision to “hound” Kashmiri students in JNU and other colleges seems to be another addition to this chapter, he said.