SRINAGAR: Expressing anguish and concern over the attack on Kashmiri students in Haryana university, Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday appealed to the heads of Islamic organisations and prosperous and affluent people of the state to establish new universities and other technical institutions in the state of Jammu and Kashmir to safeguard the lives and carrier of local students who often go outside state for their studies but are being “maimed, arrested, killed and even humiliated” there.
In a statement, Geelani said India is no longer a safe place for Kashmiris who “are everywhere seen in distrust and their lives and honour are in great danger there”.
“The claims of big democracy and secularism by New Delhi are proving to be hollow slogans,” Geelani said. “Besides many students from India who are undergoing many courses in educational institutions of Kashmir, there are lakhs of labourers from outside J&K who come to Kashmir for work, but despite the difference in religion and ideology, Kashmiris treat them as their brothers here.”
Flaying the state administration, Geelani said, “Though they are making huge claims with regard to the safety of Kashmiris outside state, but they fail to implement these claims.”