You have failed to protect students living outside the state, says Opposition after Haryana assault

Jammu: The Opposition cornered the government in the Legislative Assembly on Saturday after alleging that they have failed to protect students who are living or staying outside the state.

While talking about the case of two students who were assaulted in Mahendragarh area of Haryana on Friday, National Conference General Secretary Ali Sagar said that such incidents ill further alienate the youth of the valley.

The government, in its reply, informed that Haryana police have arrested three accused involved in the incident. Abdul Rehman Veeri, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs said that two students allegedly thrashed by a group of 15 people in Mahendragarh.

“The police have arrested three of them and identified three more persons,” he told the House.

He said they have taken up the issue with the Haryana government and strict action will be taken against the miscreants.

Amjad Ali and Aaftab Ahmad – both residents of Rajouri district – were assaulted as they were returning to their university after offering Friday prayers.

According to a report in the India Today ,  at around 2:30pm, Aftab and Amjad were returning to campus after Friday prayers when they were beaten up by the mob. According to students, they were leaving the mosque when a group of men started following them. Shocked and confused by the sudden attack, the students looked around for help but people just stood there and watched.

“Me and my friend had gone to the mosque to offer namaz yesterday. Just after we left the mosque and were heading towards are bike, we were assaulted by a mob. We asked them why were we being targeted but they didn’t say anything and just kept hitting us. We asked people for help but nobody intervened. It’s shameful how everyone just stood there and watched while the mob attacked us with bricks and helmets,” Aftab told India Today.

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