Modi instructs states to take strict action against those attacking Kashmiris


KANPUR (UP): Taking a serious note of the assault on two “Kashmiri brothers” in Lucknow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that strong action should be taken against the perpetrators of such crimes as the country needs to move ahead with the ‘mantra’ of unity.

Addressing a rally here, Prime Minister Modi said Uttar Pradesh BJP government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had acted swiftly against the miscreants.

 “The Uttar Pradesh government acted swiftly against some miscreants for the way they dealt with our Kashmiri brothers in Lucknow,” said he, while referring to the assault by a few members of a right-wing fringe group on two dry fruit vendors from the Valley in Lucknow on Wednesday. “I request all other states to take stern action against those trying to indulge in such activities. We have to end terrorism. We have to move ahead with the mantra of unity,” said Prime Minister Modi.

Uttar Pradesh, March 07 (ANI): Four people arrested for assaulting Kashmiri dry fruit vendors in Lucknow on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

Wearing saffron shirts, they beat up the two Kashmiris after asking for their identity cards. However, they were stopped by some other locals. After the video went viral, the police constituted a special team and arrested four people within 24 hours in connection with the incident, which sparked a nationwide condemnation.

“Today, there is a pressure of the whole world on Pakistan, as they have been caught red-handed on terrorism. But our own people’s statements are helping Pakistan,” he said.

 “It is the responsibility of every Indian not to let others take advantages of our statements. Pakistan is using your statements and misleading people. This is because of you,” alleged the Prime Minister.