To protest stone-pelting on security forces, banners asking Kashmiris to leave Uttar Pradesh surface in Meerut
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday appealed to all state governments to ensure the safety of Kashmiris.
Meerut: In the wake of incidents of stone-pelting on security forces in Kashmir, banners calling for a boycott of Kashmiris and asking people from the Valley to leave Uttar Pradesh have come up in the district.
Not a much-known outfit, Uttar Pradesh Nav Nirman Sena, is behind the act.
The banners and hoardings have been put up along the Partapur bypass outside the colleges where Kashmiri students study, said Uttar Pradesh Nav Nirman Sena chief Amit Jani.
"Boycott those Kashmiris who pelt stones at Indian Army. Kashmiris leave UP or...," the banner reads.
A FIR has been lodged against Amit Jani in this case. The Uttar Pradesh Police has vowed to take action against the perpetrators.
However, the outfit remained defiant and said it is only the first step. We will launch a "halla bol" campaign from April 30 to "banish" the Kashmiris who do not leave the state on their own, said the group.
A video clip of some youths assaulting soldiers on their way to poll duty in Kralpora area in central Kashmir's Budgam district had gone viral on social media recently, drawing nationwide outrage.
On Thursday, six Kashmiri students studying in Mewar University were beaten up by some locals in Chittorgarh district, Rajasthan.
Condemning the attack on Kashmiri students, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday appealed to all state governments to ensure the safety of Kashmiris.
(With Agency inputs)