Three Kashmiri youth were beaten up, forced to shout anti-Pakistan slogans and threatened of dire consequences by Hindu extremists if they didn’t leave Ranchi, the capital of Indian state of Jharkhand, as soon as possible.
The youth, Bilal Ahmed, Shabbir Ahmed and Waseem Ahmed, were working in the city to earn their livelihood. As per reports, they were made to shout anti-Pakistan slogans at gunpoint by some locals.
Bilal in a media interview said, “Every winter, we come to the city to earn our livelihood by selling woollen clothes. However, for the last few days, the behaviour of locals towards us has abruptly changed.
They have been continuously harassing us”.Meanwhile, the Kashmiri youths have moved a written application with the police station Doranda following which an FIR has been registered and investigations taken up.
In-charge, police station Doranda, Ramesh Kumar Singh, has been quoted in a report as saying that those involved in assaulting and threatening the Kashmiri traders will be arrested soon. —KMS