PM Modi deplores attacks on Kashmiris by 'crazed people', asks state governments to take strict action
The prime minister was addressing a gathering after flagging off the commercial run on Lucknow Metro's North-South corridor, through video conferencing from Kanpur.
The attackers were initially booked under the Indian Penal Code, but non-bailable offences have also been included now, police said.
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The NC leader even posed a question to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is also the Lucknow MP that if he would ensure justice in this case.
As the video of the incident went viral on social media, the Lucknow police swung into action and arrested all four on Thursday morning.
The bench said no further orders were required at this stage in view of the Centre's submissions and posted the PIL filed by lawyer Tariq Adeeb for further hearing after two weeks.
On Friday, the Centre asked all states to ensure the security of people belonging to Jammu and Kashmir amid reports that some of them were attacked in different parts of the country.
The Congress chief said that India is not a country of hatred and if the leadership sends direction, it will automatically dissolve.
Addressing a rally at Rajasthan's Tonk district, the prime minister said, 'Our fight is not against Kashmiris.'
Jibran Nazir, who works with a newspaper in Pune, said the assailants told him that they would "send him back to Kashmir".
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It had also sought immediate setting up of a nationwide helpline number and a website containing contact details of the nodal officers appointed in politically-sensitive districts.
Stating that such incidents will destroy the democratic fabric of the country and tarnish its image of a rich tolerant culture, said the National Human Rights Commission.
Chidambaram said the 'Statue of Unity' watches over the governor of Meghalaya and others who seem to think that Kashmiris have no place in India.
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In the letter to the police chief, the commission said it has come across media reports about Dutt's allegation that she had received threat calls and had been harassed on social media.
The Kashmir bandh call was supported by major trade bodies like the Kashmir Economic Alliance and Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation as well as transporters' associations.