Srinagar: The District Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Baramulla, has expressed concern over the unfortunate incident involving Kashmiri students at the campus of Desh Bhagat University (DBU) in Indian Punjab.
The President of Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Sardar Paramjeet Singh, in a statement expressed deep anguish over the incident, which resulted in injuries to 25 students, including 22 girls and 3 boys, who were pursuing paramedical courses.
He emphasized the importance of the safety and well-being of all students, irrespective of their origin. He also expressed sadness that the students felt compelled to protest against the DBU authorities’ alleged clandestine transfer of students to an unapproved and unregistered college within the campus.
Sardar Paramjeet Singh stressed that such concerns should be addressed through dialogue and proper procedures rather than by resorting to force.
“Historically, colleges in Punjab have been held in high regard by the people of Kashmir for their safety and educational opportunities,” he said. “This incident, however, has cast a shadow on that reputation,” he added.
He called upon all relevant authorities to launch a thorough investigation into the matter, hold those responsible accountable, and initiate proactive steps to ensure the safety and security of all students in the region.
The incident at Desh Bhagat University has sparked concerns among the public and various organizations which have called for a transparent and impartial inquiry to ascertain the facts.