Bhubaneswar: Amid reports of attack on Kashmiris in various parts of the country after the death of 49 CRPF troopers in a suicide attack in Pulwama by a Jaish-e-Mohammad militant, the Odisha Police has assured to provide protection to Kashmiris in the state.
Stating that no incident of violence/harassment against Kashmiris has taken place in the state, Odisha Police has advised that in case of any trouble, people from Kashmir visiting/staying in Odisha can contact local police station or dial 100 from their phones for help.
No incident of violence/harassment against #Kashmiris reported in #Odisha. However, we are alert. In case of any trouble, people from Kashmir staying/visiting Odisha can contact local P.S or dial 100.
All help will be provided forthwith. We are duty bound to protect all of you! pic.twitter.com/RY42yW4vRr
— Odisha Police (@odisha_police) February 17, 2019
Yesterday, Srinagar Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu had urged everyone to make Kashmiris “feel safe and protected” after reports of targeted violence against Kashmiris in the country.
Targeted violence against Kashmiris in various parts of the country only helps the perpetrators of terror and division. Kashmiris have rendered innumerable sacrifices fighting terrorism and violence. Reach out – make them feel safe and protected. The Mayor’s appeal. Pls RT pic.twitter.com/DK4C3iqYZP
— Mayor of Srinagar (@MayorofS) February 16, 2019
Thousands of Kashmiris have laid down their lives fighting the scourge of violence, terror. To target and harass innocent Kashmiris outside Kashmir is a great disservice to the spirit of their sacrifices. These acts help the perpetrators of such attacks. Appeal for sanity, peace!
— Mayor of Srinagar (@MayorofS) February 15, 2019