Srinagar, Mar 23: Dozens of Kashmiri students
were allegedly beaten up by a group of local
students at a private college in Kanpur.
Kashmiri students studying at Maharana Pratap
group of institutions, Kanpur, told Greater
Kashmir over phone that number of Kashmiri
students were injured in the attack. " Yesterday
some local students targeted a Kashmiri student
for spotting a beard," said Suhaib Manzur a BDS
" They called abused all Kashmiris. He tried to
reason out with them but in turn he was beaten
to pulp by the locals," they alleged.
“ During the night locals attacked him again.
Today when the rest of Kashmiri students tried
to lodge protest we were all beaten up," said
Manzur. " They attacked us with rods and
hockeys in which number of students were
injured. Three are seriously injured and some
have fled to unknown places." Three students
with head injuries were admitted at a local
Around 30 Kashmiri students are currently
pursuing education in Kanpur. The students
accused the administration and police of
inaction. Students alleged that college
management is favoring locals.
Despite repeated calls local police could not be
contacted. Students also called the Srinagar
helpline set up by Kashmir Police, who told them
that local police would arrive soon.