Alleged assault on Sikh student widely condemned

Alleged assault on Sikh student widely condemned
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Pulwama: Several trade unions, Auqaf Committee and the Citizens Council of Tral have condemned the alleged attack on a Sikh girl here last week and demanded strict action against the culprits.
The civil society members led by Farooq Ahmad Trali called on the leaders of Gurdwara Prabandakh committee (GPC) and expressed their concern over the alleged assault on a Sikh girl student on July 3, witnesses told Kashmir Reader.
Registrar of the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Awantipora, Farooq Ahmad Mir also met the family members of the girl and assured them of full support.
Ahmad sought strict action against the people involved in the harassment of the varsity student.
The Registrar also assured family that their daughter will be provided pick up from her house instead of Tral bus stand.
Citizens’ council president Farooq Ahmad Trali told Kashmir Reader that the people of Tral would not allow political groups to draw mileage of this incident. He said the people would stand by the Sikhs as they stood during militancy in 1990s.
“Tral has maintained communal harmony in the toughest of the times. When one of the communities even left the state, Sikhs in Tral stood with their Muslim brethren,” Trali added.
Meanwhile, police have detained at least three people for questioning over the alleged assault
“We have filed a case against two unknown people. Investigations in the case are going on,” SHO Tral told Kashmir Reader.

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