On February 14, 40 CRPF jawans lost their lives in a deadly terrorist attack in Pulwama region of Jammu & Kashmir.
Consequently, many people took to social media to condemn the attack and demand revenge. However, many people have also targeted Kashmiri students in parts of North India, specially Dehradun and Delhi, and attacked them in retaliation.
In such a dire situation, where students have been forced to flee their colleges and return home, Khalsa Aid has come to the rescue of the students.
According to News 18, Khalsa Aid reached out to the Jammu and Kashmir Students’ Organisation (JKSO) and helped collaborate efforts to transport students from Dehradun to Chandigarh. They also provided shelter and food to the students.
Transport arrangements are also being made for the students who want to go home.Parents need not to worry as the are so many panjabis to make sure every Kashmiri is safe here.@RaviSinghKA @ndtvindia @BBCHindi @THNewDelhi @CNN #khalsaaid #onelove #kashmiri @Khalsa_Aid #Humanity pic.twitter.com/CUGCg7Gntl— Amarpreet Singh (@amarpreet1313) February 18, 2019
In conversation with News 18, Amarpreet Singh, managing director of Khalsa Aid International shared that when he heard of the students' plight, he immediately offered help.
What is their fault… that they are Kashmiris? We will stand by them and help them. About 250 more students are stranded in Dehradun and want to leave for Jammu. We will take care of their travel. People with no understanding of what’s happening on the ground are playing politics over the issue. Another country is being dragged into our internal matter. At this hour, we are there for those who need help.
People have also taken to Twitter to appreciate the efforts by Khalsa Aid
A very big thanks to Khalsa Aid for facilitating transport to Kashmiri Students & helping them to return Kashmir with safety. It is a really big help in tough times when whole Indians has gone against innocent Kashmiri people. @Khalsa_Aid #Kashmir— Shadab Peerzada (@ShadabPeerzada) February 19, 2019
Kashmiri students,who studies in punjab,dehradun nd other states,came to gurudwara singh shaheeda bcoz of insecurities faced.all facilities provided to them nd @Khalsa_Aid provided them transportation to j&k nd assured security frm punjab police#PulwamaAttack#Prabhas pic.twitter.com/VI8Wij43VE— Harpreet Kaur Narwal (@HarpreetPrabhas) February 19, 2019
Thanks team khalsa_Aid for your Love & care for kashmir students. We'll never forget your kindness ✌️ pic.twitter.com/LkZfCBtYc4— Aaqib majeed ganie✸ (@Aaqibmajeedgan1) February 19, 2019
Every #Indian is our own people and to protect them is the duty of #Indiangovt. #Kashmir and #Kashmiri people are also citizens of our country so its a good gesture by @Khalsa_Aid. Keep doing goof job......... https://t.co/4zKckqIlCT— Daljit Singh (@Daljit_Singh05) February 19, 2019
Sincere gratitude to @Khalsa_Aid and all other beacons of Humanity who showered love on Kashmiris in distress in different parts of Country. This self less service for the cause of humanity will bridge the hearts forever.— Tawqeer Hussain (@tawqeerhussain) February 19, 2019
As per reports, JKSO has helped find a safe refuge for almost 800 students from Dehradun, and Khalsa Aid is continuing to support their efforts.