Kashmiri students at JNU leaving hostels due to fear

Srinagar, February 19, 2016 (PPI-OT):The row over the event to remember Kashmiri martyr, Muhammad Afzal Guru on his third martyrdom anniversary on February 9 at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, New Delhi, has caused in many Kashmiri students to vacate their hostels in JNU. Several students have either changed their hostels or are bunking with their friends in Delhi. Many students have been feeling insecure owing to their Kashmiri origin, students of the varsity said.

A PhD student, hailing from Islamabad town of occupied Kashmir, said that he had nothing to do with the events, neither did he take part in any protest, but he and many other students were having sleepless nights fearing a possible witch-hunt. Many Kashmiri students also said that they were facing discrimination after the event and arrest of the JNU Students Union President, Kanhaiya Kumar.

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