Jammu, Feb 24 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government said on Sunday it was serious about issues confronting Kashmiris studying elsewhere in India and action was being taken against those who attacked members of a community in Jammu after the suicide bombing in Kashmir.
Newly appointed government spokesperson Rohit Kansal said there had been reports about attacks and harassment of Kashmiri students following the terror attack in Pulwama that killed 40 CRPF troopers on February 14.
“I want to say that the state government is serious about the issues confronting our students,” Kansal told the media here.
“All the governments of various states are in touch with the J&K government,” he said, appealing to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to keep calm as the administration was concerned about the welfare of its people.
The spokesman said that over the past few days rumours had led to chaos and he urged people not to pay heed to the rumours.
He said the induction of 100 companies of paramilitary forces should be seen in the backdrop of Lok Sabha election preparedness.
He said action was being taken against those involved in arson in Jammu city on February 15 when shops and houses belonging to a particular community were targeted by mobs.
Kansal attributed the shortages of essential commodities in the Valley to the closure of the Jammu-Srinagar highway, adding that the shortages were being addressed with the opening of the highway.
He dismissed as “baseless rumours” reports that senior separatist leader Shabir Shah had been attacked in the Tihar Central Jail in New Delhi.