After threats, two Dehradun colleges say won’t admit Kashmiri students anymore

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Srinagar, Feb 18: At a time when Kashmiris living outside the valley are facing attacks, at least two Dehradun based colleges have said that they will not give new admissions to Kashmiri students.
According to a report, the fear and open threats also prompted several Kashmiri students to temporarily leave the city.
The report said in an “undertaking” to the students’ union of the Dehradun-based DAV PG College — which, along with members of the ABVP, VHP, and Bajrang Dal, had led the protests outside colleges on Friday — Dr Aslam Siddiqui, principal of Baba Farid Institute of Technology (BFIT), wrote on Friday, “Students’ Union president, we assure you that if any Kashmiri student is found engaged in any anti-national activity, then the student will be expelled from the institute.”
“No new Kashmiri student will be admitted in the upcoming session),” the letter further said.