NEW DELHI: In yet another case of violence against Kashmiris, two shawl vendors from the valley were allegedly abused, assaulted on a train in Delhi by two unidentified men.
According to Hindustan Times report, the incident took place on Tuesday when the two vendors, who were carrying three bags full of Kashmiri shawls and suits, worth Rs 2 lakh were travelling to Sampla in Haryana for business.
The attackers cornered these Kashmiris and abused them of being “stone-pelters” from Kashmir. When the vendors objected, the attackers restored to thrashing and more 15 passengers also joined the two men in assaulting the innocent.
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Following the assault, the vendors so concerned about their safety, deboarded the train at Nangloi railway station and left their bags containing goods.
A case has been registed by the Delhi railway police and efforts are being made to identify and nab the attackers.
Brinda Karat, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader assisted the injured Kashmiris in approaching police and filing an FIR, said,
“They said you are the people who killed our men and started beating them. About 15 more passengers joined the two men in assaulting them and also started hurling abuses,” she was quoted as saying by HT.
Cases of assaults on Kashmiri Muslims in various parts of the country are on the rise following the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel.