Rajasthan: Two arrested for thrashing Kashmiri students

Chhittorgarh (Rajasthan) [India], Apr 21 (ANI): The Rajasthan Police on Friday arrested two people in connection with the thrashing of Jammu and Kashmir students at Mewar University here.

Eight Jammu and Kashmir youth, studying at Mewar University, were allegedly attacked by a group of locals earlier on Wednesday night.

Among the eight, four sustained major injuries while the other four managed to escape with minor bruises.

The attack, apparently was in response to recent heckling of a CRPF jawan during the recent elections held in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district.

The assault is the latest incident of violence against Kashmiris studying at Chittorgarh's Mewar University, which has around 500 students from Jammu and Kashmir.

In March 2016, four Kashmiri students were beaten up over rumours of beef being cooked in the university hostel.

The following month, some Kashmiri students got into a scuffle with another group over India's loss to West Indies in the T20 cricket world cup. Sixteen Kashmiri students and a warden, also from Kashmir, were suspended by the university after the incident. (ANI)