Srinagar: Two students from Jammu and Kashmir were brutally assaulted by a group of people in Haryana on Friday afternoon.
The students identified as Aftab and Amjad, doing Msc in Geography at Haryana’s Central University, were beaten up after offering Friday prayers at a local masjid in Mahendragarh town.
A Kashmiri student Rehaan Andrabi at the varsity told Kashmir Reader on phone that the students had gone to the market to offer the congregational prayers and buy some essentials. “When they came out, around 15 people followed them and brutally assaulted them for their appearance. One among the students was wearing skull cap. They received injuries on their face and body,” he said.
According to him, they dialled 100 to register police complaint but nobody from the department came forward. “Police told us that doctors should talk to them so that they come to the hospital for registering the complaint. At 7pm, we reached our university hostel and brought the issue into the notice of the authorities, who got the complaint filed with the police after much struggle,” he said.
After the photos of the assaulted students were posted on social media, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti tweeted that she was “shocked and disturbed” hearing about the assault faced by Kashmir students. “I urge the authorities to investigate and take strict action,” she said.
Director general of police S P Vaid wrote on the Twitter that he contacted his counterpart from Haryana and “police is taking cognizance of the incident”.