ISLAMABAD : A Kashmiri student at a college in Haryana had a lucky escape after he was attacked by fanatic Hindus with iron rods, swords and knives while he was on his way to hostel.
According to KMS, Haroon Bashir, a B-Tech student at Ganpati Institute of Technology and Management (GITM) in Bilaspur town of Indian state of Haryana, told a Srinagar-based English Daily Kashmir Reader over phone that he was attacked on Saturday Evening when he was on his way back to hostel from the dining mess.
“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 medicines for it,” Haroon said.
Omar, another Kashmiri student at the college, told the daily that a group of Kashmiri students came out of the hostel when they heard screams of Haroon. He said that as soon as they came out, the attackers fled.
The students said that they informed the college administration of the incident and asked to be provided security. The students have also filed a complaint at Bilaspur Yamuna Nagar police station.
Omar said that the students did not wish to publicise the issue as it would create panic in their families back home, but because the college administration took no action on their complaint, they felt scared.
The Kashmiri students, who are nearly 60 in number, on Monday protested outside the administration office. They also went to the police station and asked for a copy of the FIR, but were denied, they said. “We are feeling insecure after the attack. We believe we can be attacked again,” a student said.-APP