Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar. May 1: After leaving the campus over the clashes that erupted during a cricket match between India and West Indies on March 31, around 70 per cent of the outstation students are back and are playing cricket with the local people.
Mujtahid Ahmad, a local student from Kashmir’s volatile Sopore area pursuing B.Tech. in Information Technology, is watching the Jhelum Premier League, a cricket tournament being organised by the Jhelum Hostel, which houses 300 local and outstation students.
He told the reporters that, the cricket controversy is a thing of the past. All students are back in our hostel. It is like old times. There is no friction
The match between India and West Indies became a tusslee between local and outstation students. Clashes between the students and the police, which left 60 students injured, later followed by a mass exit of outstation students to their hometowns.
Aparna Rai, a student from Banaras, has returned for the minor examination, starting the first week of May. She dismisses having any sense of insecurity or threat.
Akash Priyadharshini, a student who underwent an implant after fracturing his arm during the police action, has been offered travel and accommodation expenses by the NIT.
However, there are many students who complain about non-fulfilment of their demands.
NIT Director Rajat Gupta said a preliminary report on the incident had been submitted and the final report was expected by May 15.