February 2019 News

SC To Hear PIL Today Against Unabated Assault On Kashmiris

21 February 2019

New Delhi: As Kashmiri students are targeted in various education institutions following Pulwama attack, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear on Friday a PIL, seeking a direction to authorities to protect Kashmiri students amid unabated attacks to Kashmiris outside J&K state. A bench, comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices L N Rao and Sanjiv Khanna, on Thursday took note of senior advocate Colin Gonsalves' submission that the plea needed to be heard urgently as it relates to the safety and security of students. The bench, which refused to list the plea for hearing on Thursday, however, assured Gonsalves that it will be listed for consideration on Friday. The plea alleged that students from Kashmir Valley are being attacked at different educational institutions across the country after the Pulwama attack and authorities concerned should be directed to take actions to stop such assaults. Forty nine CRPF personnel were killed in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14.