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Rajnath Singh (PHOTO: AFP)
In the wake of an incident where Kashmiri students at Mewar University were allegedly called 'stone-pelters' by locals, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday urged all states to ensure safety of all Kashmiris.
"I appeal to all states to ensure safety of all Kashmiris in the country. They are also equal citizens of the country," the Home minister said.
According to reports, on Thursday a group of Kashmiri students studying at Mewar University in Rajasthan were allegedly taunted and called 'stone-pelters by some locals. Locals taunted them over the recent viral video of a CRPF jawan being heckled in Budgam.
The Kashmiri students have filed an FIR with the police. However, they have maintained that they did not want the issue to flare up as it was their exam time.
According to reports, a local outfit, Uttar Pradesh Nav Nirman Sena have put up banners across Meerut asking Kashmiris to leave Uttar Pradesh following the recent stone-pelting incidents on security forces in Kashmir.
Amit Jani, chief of the outfit, said that they will launch a 'halla bol' campaign from 30 April to 'banish' Kashmiris who do not leave the state on their own.
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