Kashmiri students attacked in Haryana after Friday prayers, 3 of 6 accused arrested

Srinagar, Jammu and KashmirUpdated: Feb 03, 2018, 06:45 AM IST

CM Mehbooba Mufti said she was 'shocked and disturbed to hear reports of Kashmiri students being assaulted in Mahendragarh, Haryana.' Photograph:(ANI)

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The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister has urged the Haryana government to take stringent action against the perpetrators

The Haryana police on Saturday informed that out of six people accused in the alleged assault of Kashmiri students in Haryana, three have been arrested while the other three have been identified. 

The police informed the arrest took place on the basis of the CCTV footage. 


Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has urged the Haryana government to take stringent action against the perpetrators for assaulting Kashmiri students and demanded a probe into the case.

Mehbooba made the statement on Friday, hours after reports of the Kashmiri students of the Haryana Central University being assaulted surfaced.

The victims were beaten up while returning to the campus after offering congregational Friday prayers in Mahendragarh town.

"Me and my friend had gone to the mosque to offer namaz yesterday after we came out of the mosque, we noticed some people following us. Just as we were leaving on my motorbike, a group of 15-20 people started to beat us, said  Aftab, a Kashmiri student at the Central University of Haryana in Mahenderhgarh.

"No one came forward to help us. Soon after police arrived at the spot. We went to the hospital for a checkup and returned to the university campus. We told faculty about the incident and lodged a complaint with University," Aftab, added.

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An Irked Mehbooba Mufti wrote on Twitter: 


Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet and said that the incident was against the spirit of his outreach for Kashmiris.


The reason behind the attack is not known yet.

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Shesh Paul Vaid has been coordinating with his Haryana counterpart to ensure the safety of the Kashmiri youths.

"In touch with DGP Haryana. Police is taking cognisance of the incident," he said.


The victims suffered injuries in the attack and were taken to the local hospital.

They were, however, released after treatment.

Meanwhile, the Opposition in J&K assembly also raised the issue of students assault and sought a reply from the state government.