‘Shocked’ Alia Bhatt’s mother Soni Razdan issues passionate plea to keep ‘Kashmiri students safe’

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Soni Razdan, mother of Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt, has made a passionate plea to keep Kashmiri students safe across the country. This was after several incidents of violence were reported against Kashmiri students and traders from across India.

Soni Razdan

Actor-producer Razdan wrote, “My dear India … we are hurt we are shocked & we r grieving. Let us do that with dignity and not hate and madness against those that are not perpetrators of insanity and violence. Please refrain from becoming what we despise. Let’s lead by example. Keep Kashmiri students safe.”

There have been several distressing reports of people of Kashmiri origin being attacked by miscreants in the aftermath of the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama in Thursday. Many Kashmiri students and traders from across India alleged on Saturday that they were being targeted by right-wing supporters, who wanted to avenge the murder of the CRPF soldiers in Pulwama.

A video of Kashmiri traders being abused and attacked in Bihar was widely shared on social media with journalists tagging Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to seek his intervention.

Many social media users and activists on Twitter said that they had opened the doors of their houses for Kashmiris in distress. They also shared phone numbers urging the Kashmiris to contact them if they wished to take shelter in their houses.

The CRPF, which lost 42 of its soldiers in the terror attack, posted an incredibly moving message asking Kashmiris to contact them if they felt threatened by an enraged mob anywhere in the country.

42 soldiers were killed after a suicide bomber belonging to Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed blew himself with a car carrying more than 350 kgs of explosives in Pulwama on Thursday.

India has vowed to avenge the attack.

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