In the wake of current tensions in the Valley, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked all states to ensure safety of Kashmiris across the country.
"I have come to know that there were a few incidents of misbehaviour towards Kashmiris in some places. I appeal to all Chief Ministers to ensure security of Kashmiris," he told reporters.
The minister later tweeted that the ministry will soon issue an advisory to all the states regarding the same.
I appeal to everyone to ensure the safety of Kashmiri students living in other parts of the country. Kashmiris are a part of our family.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) April 21, 2017
The Kashmiri youth also contribute in the progress of India. Action should be taken by the states against those who target them.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) April 21, 2017
I have asked the HS to immediately issue an advisory to all the states to ensure the safety and security of Kashmiri students.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) April 21, 2017
Further, the home ministry tweeted round-the-clock helpline numbers for Kashmiris living outside jammu and Kashmir
The warning comes amid banners calling for boycott of Kashmiris and asking people from the Valley to leave Uttar Pradesh coming up at Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.
The banners have been put up by a little-known outfit, Uttar Pradesh Nav Nirman Sena. Its chief Amit Jani said they have put up these banners and hoardings along the Partapur bypass outside the colleges where Kashmiri students study.
Police said action will be taken against those putting up such hoardings.
But the outfit said it is only the first step and it will launch a 'halla bol' campaign from April 30 to "banish" the Kashmiris who do not leave the state on their own.
A video clip of some youths assaulting soldiers on their way to poll duty in Kralpora area in central Kashmir's Budgam district had gone viral on social media recently, drawing nationwide outrage.