The attack took place when the students were returning to their Haryana Central University (HCU) campus after offering their evening prayers.
The National Conference General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar who is going to lead the party delegation during the APM said that the situation for holding Panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir was not conducive as the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti herself has stated on the floor of the house. Irked over the incident, she took to Twitter and said,"Shocked and disturbed to hear reports of Kashmiri students being assaulted in Mahendargarh, Haryana".
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah also took to Twitter and tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet and said that the incident goes against the spirit of his outreach for Kashmiris. While three were arrested, efforts were on to nab the others, Goyal said. The incident began over a minor collision of motorcycle of the accused. "Three people have been arrested and SP is on the spot". When they came out, around 15 people followed them and brutally assaulted them without any reason, he said, adding that the students received injuries on their face and body. "We went to the hospital for a check-up and returned to the university campus. They have made huge sacrifices", she said.
"Will make sure proper investigation is done, medical help will also be provided to victims", Garima Mittal, Mahendragarh District Commissioner told ANI. The Kashmiri students have alleged that they were assaulted without any provocation. It seems they were following us.
"I and my friend had gone to the mosque to offer Friday namaz".
Jagal is pursuing a postgraduate degree in political science. The assaulters have been booked for rioting, armed with deadly weapon, unlawful assembly guilty of offence towards common object, wrongful restraint and voluntarily causing hurt.
The attack comes a few days after leaders of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir accused a section of electronic media of fuelling unrest and creating wrong image about Kashmiris in rest of the country.
Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, to whom the students had tweeted about the assault, said, "This is awful and goes against the spirit of what PM Modi said from the ramparts of the Red Fort".