SRINAGAR: Senior Hurriyat Conference (G) leaders including Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Hakeem Abdul Rashid, and Bilal Sidiqui, on Sunday said converting the Regional Engineering College into NIT in Kashmir “was a big plot to open gates for non-local students into Kashmir and push Kashmiri students to Indian states where they are threatened”.
In a joint statement issued here, the leaders said everyone from Indian home minister to Delhi CM is calling for safety and security to non-Kashmiri students at NIT but “are tight-lipped on the daily torture of Kashmiri students in different parts of India”.
“In January, Kashmiri students were beaten in Swami Dayal College, then in Global Technology Institute Haryana, and this series of atrocities continues but no Indian leader uttered a single word. This revealed their fascist colour,” they said.
The leaders while supporting the shutdown call given by the pro-freedom camp on Tuesday appealed people to observe the strike in letter and spirit.