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Beyond ‘safety hype’: Who shall sensitize Kashmiri students to others’ sensibilities?
3/17/2016 11:52:00 PM

Abodh Sharma
Early Times Report

Jammu, Mar 17: Several politicians and senior officers of the state administration have expressed caution over issues confronting Kashmiri students studying in various institutions across the country of late, but it a pity that none of them has deemed it necessary to educate and sensitize the Kashmiri students studying in these institutions to restrain themselves from indulging in activities that might hurt the people around them.
While the nation is still nursing its wounds over the shameful incident of JNU that took place on February 9 last, in which several Kashmiri students are believed to have raised unacceptable anti national slogans, the incident of Mewar University in which some Kashmiri students allegedly organized a beef party in the university hostel has again shamed the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir.
It is shameful that these students are offered admissions in the leading universities of the country on huge scholarships under Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme so as to eradicate the sense of alienation that surrounds the Kashmiri youth besides availing them quality education, but the initiative seems to be proving a costly preposition as many amongst these students are indulging in activities which are completely unacceptable.
JNU and Mewar are not isolated examples as several times in the past there have been incidents wherein these students have resorted to disruptive activities which have then boomeranged on them, everytime creating nationwide controversies. Incidents at Shoolini University, Swami Vivekananda University are still fresh in the memories; Six students from Jammu and Kashmir, enrolled in a skill development programme at a private institute in Mohali under the Centre's Udaan initiative, were expelled for distributing pamphlets against the Army recently.

Mewar University believes in strict vegetarianism and there is complete restriction on serving any kind on non vegetarian food in the university hostels. The university reportedly has a majority of Jain students studying in it and hence, respecting their religious sentiments, vegetarianism is observed in the university. In such an institution, the idea of organizing a ‘beef party’ in the hostel is nothing short of blasphemous as it hurt sentiments of majority students.
Though the matter is under investigation at concerned police station at Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, DGP K Rajendra and scores of separatist leaders have expressed concern over the safety of the Kashmiri students, none cautioning them to be alive to the sensitivities of others.
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