Srinagar: Four Kashmiri girls were ruthlessly beaten by a mob in southeast Delhi’s Sunlight Colony on Thursday evening, the beating captured on a video that also records the mob shouting, “Kashmiri terrorists go back”. A Kashmiri young man was also beaten along with the girls.
The video of the incident was disseminated on social media by an Indian Express journalist. It shows a mob ruthlessly beating the Kashmiri girls while the Kashmiri young man is screaming for help.
About 30-40 people are seen in the video shouting “Kashmiri terrorists go back” while they beat up the Kashmiris girls with hockey sticks.
The Kashmiri man who was beaten along with the girls said, “We were targeted because we were Kashmiris.”
“My sisters were abused and beaten up,” he told PTI. “I have a broken left hand and one of my guests who had come to visit us was also attacked. It was a planned attack and the accused were carrying hockey sticks.”
Opposition leader Omar Abdullah has asked Home Minister Rajnath Singh to get the matter investigated urgently.
“@HMOIndia @rajnathsingh Please have this investigated urgently & bring the guilty to book,” Abdullah wrote on Twitter.