SRINAGAR: In the afermath of Pulwama attack, many Kashmiri students and traders living in differt parts of India are being abused and assaulted by the saffron brigade.
Also, exodus of Kashmiri Muslim students have also been reported to escape the vigilante mobs after protests erupted against the community.
In the midst of angst and hatred, international humanitarian organisation Khalsa Aid, has come forward to offer help distressed students and arranged even more than 20 buses to relocate them in Kashmir.
— Ashraf Khatana (@khatana_ashraf) February 20, 2019
The good Samaritans at Khalsa Aid, also ensure that the stranded Kashmiris are provided with all sanitation needs and food as well.
The safe & orderly evacuation of Kashmiri students from Chandigarh& Dehradun was led by @amarpreet1313 , the Asia-Pacific Director of @Khalsa_Aid ! Our thanks to Amarpreet Singh & the India team for their hardwork In difficult circumstances 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/TuZkXP7cqZ
— Khalsa Aid (@Khalsa_Aid) February 20, 2019
According to News 18, Khalsa Aid reached out to the Jammu and Kashmir Students’ Organisation (JKSO) and helped collaborate efforts.
“When I saw members of Jammu and Kashmir Students’ Organisation are providing help to students facing threats after Pulwama, I followed up with them. We are giving them transportation, food and accommodation. I saw them hungry and scared,” Amarpreet Singh, managing director, Khalsa Aid International, told News 18.
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He adds, “What is their fault… that they are Kashmiris? We will stand by them and help them. About 250 more students are stranded in Dehradun and want to leave for Jammu. We will take care of their travel.”
We are all kashmiris thanks to @Khalsa_Aid proud on you #seikhcommunity help our students provide shelters foods.. Alhamdulillah all kashmiris feel safe in #Gurudwara Really Singh is king Humanity example Brotherhood pic.twitter.com/7yVD0eys4x
— Liaquat Hussain (@liaquat_tanha) February 19, 2019
The Sikh organisation received a lot of praise for the humanitarian gesture and hundreds took to the internet to express gratitude.
A cartoon by Suhail Naqashbandi depicting Sikh extending a helping hand become an instant hit.
— Suhail Naqshbandi (@hailsuhail) February 20, 2019
Here are some:
Hope in times of despair. Utmost respect for members of the Sikh community, and particularly @Khalsa_Aid, which has come to the rescue of under attack Kashmiri students in mainland India. Lynchmobs, bigots, fascists & rioters in India have harmed Kashmiris. Sikhs have saved 'em!! https://t.co/8ltg0YmWp2
— Gowhar Geelani (@GowharGeelani) February 19, 2019
Every #Indian is our own people and to protect them is the duty of #Indiangovt. #Kashmir and #Kashmiri people are also citizens of our country so its a good gesture by @Khalsa_Aid. Keep doing goof job……… https://t.co/4zKckqIlCT
— Daljit Singh (@Daljit_Singh05) February 19, 2019
During times when there is wave of fear throught the country, Sikh brothers came forward to help the Kashmiris caught in distress. Lets thank all the #sikhcommunity for their efforts. Sikhs will always be known for recognising the Humanity #SOSKashmir@Khalsa_Aid@khalsanews pic.twitter.com/r0X9lUFKKO
— Saqib Khawaja 🇮🇳 ثاقب 🇮🇳 (@Saqibkhawaja_) February 21, 2019
“For us, humanity comes first. What happened in Pulwama was unfortunate, it shouldn’t have happened. But these are students, they did not have anything to do with the terror attack. It is wrong to target them. With this, we want to sent out a message of peace, love, not just here, but across the country,” quoting Gurmeet Singh, a Khalsa Aid volunteer as saying to IndiaTimes.