The Home Ministry has advised all the states and Union Territories to ensure that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are safe after they allegedly received reports of harassment and threats. The reports had come in the wake of the Pulwama terror strike, last Thursday that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF soldiers in a car bomb attack.
A Home Ministry official said, “There have been some reports of students and other residents of Jammu and Kashmir experiencing threats and intimidation in the wake of terrorist attack in Pulwama. Therefore, the MHA today issued an advisory to all states and UTs to take necessary measures to ensure their safety and security.”
The advisory came hours after Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured an all-party meeting of doing the needful for the protection of the Kashmiri students and people.
Some Kashmiri students in Dehradun who were staying as tenants were asked to vacate the local house. The students alleged that the homeowners had asked them to vacate for fear of possible attack on the properties. Similar instances of harassment were reported in Haryana also. The J&K Police assured help to the Indian citizens of Jammu and Kashmir living outside the state. People also shared several helpline numbers on their social media accounts.