The reason for the assault is still unknown.
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The selection of Zubair into the Indian Army has come at a time when Kashmir is witnessing the worst civil unrest.
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Some Kashmiri students were reportedly beaten up.
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Kashmiri students have harrowing narratives which open before us that disturbing face of the idea of India, which unfortunately we have been assiduously trained to reject, disbelieve and dismiss as the handiwork of anti-India propaganda. For more than six decades, we have preferred to believe in this utopian idea of India that has come to us through the ever-inspiring national and communal unity slogans from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, and through the Bollywood masala films, which habitually juxtapose this innocent nation of ours with the enemy others…
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In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Mark Antony says in his spectacular soliloquy after Caesar has been murdered: "The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones." The good of the Kashmiris, it seems, is lost amid today's combative, jingoistic squabbles on prime-time TV. Hot-headed warrior anchors on TV lose no time in pouncing upon Kashmiris for all wrongs, real or perceived.
Colleges in Kolkata have been issued circulars by the police, seeking information about students from Jammu and Kashmir. According to a report on The Indian Express, colleges across the city have rece...