Kashmiri students return to Dehradun find belongings missing, vandalized

Kashmiri students return to Dehradun find belongings missing, vandalized
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SRINAGAR: At least eight Kashmiri students perusing postgraduate courses at the BFIT College, Dehradun who had fled home in the aftermath of Pulwama attack have returned now to find their belongings missing and vandalised.
Aasif Mohammad, who is pursuing Masters in Geography at the college, told Kashmir Reader over phone that the day they left for the valley, eight of them had kept their belongings inside a rented room at a flat in the vicinity of the college.
“When we returned to the room a couple of days back, the lock had been broken. Almost all our stuff including a laptop and documents has been taken,” he said.
Aasif identified the seven other students as Suhail Ahmad Malik, Mudasir Ahmad Dar, Rayees Ahmad, Junaid Ahmad, Suhail Shafi, Bilal Qadri and Faizal Bhat, pursuing different masters programmes at the BFIT, Dehradun.
While some of the students returned to the college from on Tuesday, others reached there on Wednesday.
One of the students said that some of their items “have been dumped inside the washroom” of the flat.
“None of the items is in place,” he added.
The missing items, a student said, include clothes, important documents, college uniforms, books and utensils.
The students alleged that the landlord of the flat, who they said lives at a distance from the place, “has given a free hand to the rightwing goons to vandalise the room” after they returned to the valley.
Despite lodging a complaint, the local police, the students alleged, “is showing leniency as the landlord himself is a cop”.
They added that the landlord had admitted taking their belongings.
“He has told the police officials over phone that he will return our stuff tomorrow (Saturday),” a student said.

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