2 JK youth 'harassed' in Ujjain
Srinagar, Jan 23: Day after Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah talked to his Madhya Pradesh counterpart, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, about the shooting of a Kashmiri student in Ujjain, two students from Rajouri had a narrow escape on Monday when unidentified motorcycle borne youth tried to assault them.
The duo, identified as Waqar Ahmad Malik and Tasavar Hussain are pursuing M.Phil Political Science in Vikram University Ujjain.
“Around 2 PM when we left our university campus towards our rented accommodation, the youth riding on a bike appeared from the nearby lane and called us. Aware of the recent attack on our friend Shabir, we ran away. They chased us but we managed to escape,” Waqar Ahmad told Greater Kashmir over phone.
“After this incident we feel threatened. We immediately shifted to our friend’s place,” he added.
Earlier, a Kashmiri student pursuing M Phil in English at the same University was shot at and injured by assailants on Saturday, January 21. He was attacked by assailants from appeared near Zila Panchayat Koti road Ujjain. They had fired upon him in the neck.
Shabir has been admitted in to civil hospital Ujjain from where the doctors referred him to M Y Hospital, Indore.
The JK students studying in MP told this newspaper that there had been several minor incidents of harassments in the past as well. “We ignored such incidents considering those as the common. But the recent attack on Shabir has made us insecure,” a student from Islamabad (Anantnag) studying in MP told Greater Kashmir on the condition of anonymity.
The repeated incident of attacks on students has triggered panic among hundreds of Kashmiri students and their parents studying in the BJP ruled state.
Inspector General of Police Ujjain Range, Upendar Jain told this newspaper they are investigating the case. “The students are threatened by the recent attack on their colleague that is why they are suspicious on every stranger. As of now we haven’t find any systematic scheme in these two incidents,” he said.
About the previous incident, he said the local police was trying to find out who has committed the offence and are hopeful that the culprits will be nabbed soon. “We have located the areas on the information from the students and are ensuring their security,” he added.
He also rebuffed the reports that attack is aimed at JK students and had triggered panic among the Kashmiri students.
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