The Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), an amalgam of various trade organizations, has expressed concern over the alleged harassment of Kashmiri students and workers outside the state.
“KEA has taken a very serious note of the hate and prejudice Kashmiri students of Ganga Institute of Technology, Jajar Haryana. The students are reportedly facing harassment at the hands of the management and fellow students especially in the hostel. The plight described by these students is shocking,” the KEA Chairman Muhammad Yasin Khan said.
He appealed all Kashmiris to take notice of the issue. “Though the mails etc., are addressed to the Kashmir Civil Society and the authorities, yet, KEA feels that every single Kashmiri, irrespective of his affiliation to any school of thought, should take serious note of this report and focus attention on ways to ensure security and safety of these students,” he added.
He said the state government was duty bound to ensure well being - both mental and physical- of all the Kashmiris, especially the youth, who go out of the valley in pursuit of education or work. “Reports emanating from last few years have shown increasing incidents of hate and dislike for Kashmiris especially in the states governed by BJP,” he added.
He said the KEA is contemplating to take up these issues with various student organizations in various colleges and universities, especially where the number of our students is sizeable.
“Fellow citizens are requested to assist, help and guide us further in this endeavour.”