CPI seeks protection for Kashmiri students

By Bhartendu Sharma  Published on  13 Aug 2019 4:16 PM GMT
CPI seeks protection for Kashmiri students

Delhi : The General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI), D. Raja has written a letter to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on Tuesday, seeking protection for the Kashmiri students across the country and highlighting their plight.

In his letter addressed to Shah, Raja expressed concerns over the Jammu & Kashmir students. He urged the Centre to provide aid to students struggling to contact their families. In the letter, Raja added that due to the curfew imposed in J&K, the students were facing financial crisis.

"Some students from Jammu and Kashmir met me recently. It seems that they are unable to contact their parents and relatives in the valley and are worried. Similarly, some of them are facing financial difficulties due to the curfew and restrictions imposed in the valley.

"Some of them are being threatened and are feeling insecure. Their democratic rights to express their views should also be protected...We hope that the Union government will help the Kashmiri students in distress and provide them adequate protection," he wrote.

Earlier, Raja along with CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury tried to visit Srinagar to meet their party cadre on August 9, but the duo was detained and sent back the same day.

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