Ensure safety of Kashmiris in all states: Rajnath Singh to chief ministers

PTI10_15_2016_000249B [File photo] Home Minister Rajnath Singh | PTI

Banners were spotted in UP's Meerut asking Kashmiris to leave the state

In the wake of current tensions in the Valley, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked all states to ensure safety of Kashmiris across the country. 

"I have come to know that there were a few incidents of misbehaviour towards Kashmiris in some places. I appeal to all Chief Ministers to ensure security of Kashmiris," he told reporters.

The minister later tweeted that the ministry will soon issue an advisory to all the states regarding the same. 

Further, the home ministry tweeted round-the-clock helpline numbers for Kashmiris living outside jammu and Kashmir

The warning comes amid banners calling for boycott of Kashmiris and asking people from the Valley to leave Uttar Pradesh coming up at Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. 

The banners have been put up by a little-known outfit, Uttar Pradesh Nav Nirman Sena. Its chief Amit Jani said they have put up these banners and hoardings along the Partapur bypass outside the colleges where Kashmiri students study.

Police said action will be taken against those putting up such hoardings.

But the outfit said it is only the first step and it will launch a 'halla bol' campaign from April 30 to "banish" the Kashmiris who do not leave the state on their own.

A video clip of some youths assaulting soldiers on their way to poll duty in Kralpora area in central Kashmir's Budgam district had gone viral on social media recently, drawing nationwide outrage. 

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