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UP Outfit Puts Up Banners In Meerut Asking Kashmiris To Leave State Or Face Consequences

The outfit has also planned 'halla bol' campaigns to turn Kashmiris out of the state.

21/04/2017 12:41 PM IST | Updated 21/04/2017 12:45 PM IST
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Amid protests in Kashmir against security forces, banners have come up in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut, asking people from Kashmiris to leave the state by April 30 or face consequences.

The posters, put up by fringe group Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena, warns of dire consequences if Kashmiris don't leave the state.

Reports suggest that they outfit also plans protests outs Jammu and Kashmir Bank branches and ask account holders to shut their accounts.

The Indian Express reported the group's chief Amit Jaani as saying, "These funds are used to hurl stones on the Indian Army in the Valley. Why should we provide them the instrument (money). Our non-cooperation movement against Kashmiri people will also target universities, where our people will make an appeal to socially boycott them."

The Quint reported that a complaint had been registered against Jaani after the incident.

PTI reported that the banners and hoardings were put up by the group along the Partapur bypass, outside the colleges where Kashmiri students study.

The police have taken note of these banners and promised action. Meerut (city) police superintendent Alok Priyadarshi told The Indian Express that no one would be allowed to take law into their own hands and that police will protect everyone living in the district.

However, the outfit the banners were only the first step and that they will launch a "halla bol" campaign from April 30 to "banish" the Kashmiris who would still stay in the state despite their warning.

(With inputs from PTI)

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