Asaduddin Owaisi blames Haryana Govt for Kashmiri students’ assault
Hyderabad : All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday condemned the alleged assault on two Kashmiri students in Haryana and accused the state government of failing to live up to its constitutional responsibility.
Talking to ANI, Owaisi said that the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar-led government has miserably failed to provide protection to the “life and limb of the state’s people”.
“The incident clearly shows that the government has failed in living up to its constitutional responsibility and I strongly condemn the beating of the Kashmiri students,” Owaisi said.
“Kashmir is an integral part of India and it will always be. What message are we sending? What crime have they done? Who are the vigilantes to target them? The government is following its ideology instead of providing security to people,” he added.
Earlier in the day, the Haryana Police lodged an FIR in connection with the incident at the Central University of Haryana, in Mahendergarh.
The FIR was registered at the Mahendergarh Police Station, under sections 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly guilty of offence towards the common object), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called for the Haryana authorities to investigate the incident and take strict action after reports of the assault emerged on Friday.(Agencies)