Banners calling for boycott of Kashmiris and asking people from the Valley to leave Uttar Pradesh have come up in the district in the wake of incidents of stonepelting on security forces in Kashmir. The banners have been put up by a little-known outfit, Uttar Pradesh Nav Nirman Sena. Its chief Amit Jani said that they have put up these banners and hoardings along the Partapur bypass outside the colleges where Kashmiri students study.
Police said that action will be taken against those putting up such hoardings. But the outfit said it is only the first step and it will launch a “halla bol” campaign from April 30 to “banish” the Kashmiris who do not leave the state on their own.
A video clip of some youths assaulting soldiers on their way to poll duty in Kralpora area in central Kashmir’s Budgam district had gone viral on social media recently, drawing nationwide outrage.