Srinagar, Dec 19: Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has condemned the assault on a two Kashmiri brothers in Indian Karnataka State.
In her tweet she expressed anguished and urged Bengaluru authorities to take strict actions against the culprits.
“Very disturbed by the news of 2 brothers from Kashmir being assaulted in Bengaluru. I would urge the authorities to take strict action against the accused.” Mehbooba tweeted on.
Pertinently, a group of men beat up a 24-old hotel management student and his brother from Kashmir and damaged their car after getting ticked off as the duo could not speak Kannada.
Police have arrested two of the group of almost 10 people.
The incident happened when the brothers were returning home in their car in the wee hours after having dinner at Bhoopasandra. They had stopped their car to attend a phone call. Four men on two bikes stopped near the car. They asked the brothers something in Kannada and when the young men said they did not know Kannada and were unable to understand what was being said to them, the accused allegedly insisted that they speak in Kannada.
They then told the brothers they would be allowed to go only if they spoke in Kannada. The victims said they were from Kashmir and did not know Kannada. The men then called other people to the spot. All together they started pelting the victims and their car with stones. The front wind shield of the car is said to have been completely damaged. When the victims called the police control room for help, the accused escaped from the spot.
The hotel management student Lisan Ahmad and his elder brother reside in Nagashettyhalli and have been residents of Bengaluru for five years now. (CNS)