Congress attacks Vasundhara Raje government for failing to provide protection to Kashmiri students

The Congress party and several social activists have criticised the Vasundhara Raje government for being unable to provide a secure environment to Kashmiri students.

The Congress party and several social activists in Rajasthan chided the Vasundhara Raje-led government for failing to provide protection to Kashmiri students studying in the state.

In the last few days, there have been incidents in Chittorgarh and recently in BITS Pilani, where Kashmiri students have been at the receiving end of harassment.

"The PhD scholar who was studying in BITS Pilani said he is not fully assured that security will be provided because the incident that happened in Chittorgarh was a stark example how police and the locals are against them... There were many things written on his door and as well as on t-shirt which proves that entire environment is hostile," Dr. Archana Sharma, Congress leader said to India Today.


Hashim Sofi, a 27-year-old Kashmiri project fellow studying at BITS Pilani in Rajasthan left the institute after allegedly facing harassment in hostel.

Sofi had on the 20th of this month, reported to the chief warden that someone had written some objectionable comments on the door of his hostel room and also on two of his t-shirts. As per Sofi, this happened on the intervening night of April 20 and 21.

Earlier, some Kashmiri students were allegedly beaten up by few locals in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh district, following which many Kashmiri students studying at the Mewar University demanded protection.

"In Rajasthan, the government and its police have failed to give protection to Kashmiris...This is a mess that the Narendra Modi government has caused.", Kavita Srivastava, social activist, said.

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