SRINAGAR: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) president, Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, on Sunday said a new wave of “hatred and fanaticism” against Kashmiri Muslims has engulfed India “where our people especially students are targeted”.
She also warned New Delhi taking Kashmiris’ patience as weakness.
“This is a cause of concern,” Aasiya said in a statement issued here, adding, New Delhi is testing the patience of Kashmiris.
“Due to the formation of new PDP-BJP government, Hindu fanatics are encouraged to such extent that they started harassing Kashmiris even at their home. It is first time that Indian students attacked the locals and vandalised property in Kashmir. These students despite guilty play victims and Indian politicians and a section of media are shamelessly spreading lies thereby endangering the lives of Kashmiris residing in Indian states,” she said.
“If Kashmiri students would have spoken in a higher tone, they would have been booked under black laws and put behind bars,” she said.
DeM chief said the patience exhibited by Kashmiris is misunderstood as their weakness.
“Some fanatic jokers from Mumbai are trying to come to NIT to charge the already-encouraged Indian goons against the local students. Our patience shouldn’t be mistook as our weakness as world knows us for our honour and dignity,” she said.
Supporting the shutdown call given by pro-freedom leadership, Andrabi said April 12 must be marked with protests “not only against the fresh attacks on Kashmiri people and desecration of mujahedeen’s graves but it should be a warning for India to stop the madness and act like a normal country not a hub of goons known for their hooliganism”.