At a time hundreds of students rock the Kashmir valley in protest against the atrocities of armed forces, a Kashmiri student at a college in Haryana was attacked by unknown persons with iron rods, swords and knives while he was on his way to hostel.
A BTech student at Ganpati Institute of Technology and Management (GITM) in Bilaspur, Haroon Bashir, was attacked on Sunday when he was on his way back to hostel from the dining mess, Kashmir Reader reported.
“I was attacked by masked persons who were carrying iron rods, swords, and knives. One of them attempted to hit me hard on my head but I intercepted the blow by my arm. The arm now has bruises all over and I am taking medication for it,” Haroon was quoted by the daily on Tuesday.
According to another Kashmiri student Omar, as soon a group of Kashmiri students came out of the hostel hearing screams of Haroon, the attackers fled. The students said they informed the college administration of the incident and asked to be provided security.
The students did not wish to publicise the issue as it would create panic in their families back home. However, since there was no action from the college authorities on their complaint, Oman said they felt scared and registered a complaint at Bilaspur Yamuna Nagar police station.
At least 60 Kashmiri students have protested outside the administration office on Monday. They also went to the police station and asked for a copy of the FIR, but the students said they were denied the copy.
“We are feeling insecure after the attack. We believe we can be attacked again,” a student said.
Students also reportedly contacted Kashmir Inspector-General of Police Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani, but there was no reply so far. Director of the institute, Dr Jagmohan Obrai, denied to comment on the matter.