Dehradun: Dismissing the reports of Kashmiri students being harassed in the state’s capital city, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Sunday said that false news was being spread regarding their (Kashmiri-origin students) ill-treatment.

While speaking to ANI, he said, “Maintaining law and order is the responsibility of all of us and strong action will be taken against those who break it.” Rawat’s response came a day after reports surfaced from various parts of the country that people belonging to Jammu and Kashmir were being harassed by locals in the aftermath of deadly Pulwama terror attack.

Meanwhile, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) issued an advisory to its Kashmiri students cautioning them against moving out of the campus as a precautionary measure on Sunday. The advisory comes after protests broke out in several parts of this city after the attack.

“The university authorities are maintaining a constant vigil on law and order situation on the campus, especially in the wake of highly inflammatory social media posts emanating from the city. We are very clear that there is going to be zero tolerance on our part towards any act of lawlessness, especially one which smacks of anti-national activity even remotely,” said AMU Proctor Professor Mohsin Khan.

Earlier in the day, at least four female Kashmiri students were suspended from a private institute in Jaipur for allegedly hailing the Pulwama terror attack. The second-year students of the National Institute of Medical Science (NIMS) had allegedly glorified the deadly attack by posting ‘anti-national’ picture on WhatsApp. The picture soon went viral, prompting the university administration to take action.
“You have posted an anti-national message on your WhatsApp for celebrating the killing of Pulwama terrorist attack martyrs. The university will not tolerate and strictly condemns such activities. The act is grave and serious in nature,” NIMS registrar said in the suspension order.

A similar action was taken against a Kashmiri student in Bengaluru after he had allegedly hailed the JeM suicide bomber for carrying out the Pulwama attack. The student identified as 23-year-old Tahir Latif belongs to Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.