Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday urged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to look into reports that Kolkata police was seeking information about Kashmiri students residing in the state.
“Dear @MamataOfficial, can you please look in to this police order? Info gathering shouldn’t become harassment,” Omar wrote on Twitter.
The National Conference working president was reacting to a report in an English daily which claimed that Kolkata Police has asked educational institutions to submit details of students from Jammu and Kashmir to it for onward transmission to Union Home Ministry.
Quoting the note, the report said, “Please let me know that students, whose residential addresses is under the State of Jammu and Kashmir, studies in your Institution for onwards transmission to the Ministry of Home Affairs, North Block, New Delhi, Govt. of India.”
Omar also drew the attention of Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien to the issue.
“Why are these students being singled out? cc @quizderek Police ask Kolkata colleges to give details of J&K students,” Omar added.