Kashmiri students called 'stone pelters', attacked in Rajasthan

But... what does Kashmir want?

The group of Kashmiri students were allegedly beaten up by the locals as they were upset over soldiers being targeted by stone pelters in the strife-torn border state.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has condemned the attack on a group of Kashmiri students at Rajasthan's Mewar University and appealed to all state governments to ensure safety of Kashmiris. The warning signs were attributed to the Uttar Pradesh Nav Nirman Sena - a little known outfit that has also threatened to lauch a massive drive from April 30 against Kashmiris living in Uttar Pradesh. "Kashmiriyo, Uttar Pradesh chhodo warna".

Jani told CNN News18 on Thursday that the drive was aimed only at "radical elements" in Kashmir.

"I have asked states to take strict action against those who misbehave with the Kashmiri youth", he added.

Hansraj Ahir, the Minister of State for Home, talking to media in New Delhi said, "We do accept that the situation in Kashmir is not completely under control". They hurled abuses, called us terrorists and said we throw stones at the army. He has urged all state governments to ensure that no Kashmiri student studying outside the state is harassed or intimidated.

Dubbing the incident as "unfortunate" the minister said: "Kashmiris are citizens of India and part of our family".

Condemning the incidents, the Home Minister said proper inquiry should be initiated in each case and strongest possible action should be taken against the guilty.

The minister has also asked the home ministry officials to issue an advisory in this regard.

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