As India prepares to take on Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy final on Sunday, NIT Srinagar will bar its students from leaving or entering the campus after 5 pm. In April last year, the campus witnessed clashes between the local and non-local students after a group of Kashmiri students allegedly celebrated India’s loss against West Indies in the T20 world cup.
On June 16, the NIT Srinagar administration issued a notice stating that the campus gates will be closed after 5 pm on Sunday and no students will be allowed to leave. The notice was signed by the Dean Students Welfare, who is also in-charge of the security.
Meanwhile,India’s captain Virat Kohli has urged his team to forget the 124-run drubbing they inflicted on old rivals Pakistan in the group stage of the Champions Trophy ahead of the teams’ sell-out final at The Oval on Sunday.
That overwhelming triumph may be regarded as giving Kohli’s team a psychological advantage but he insisted at a news conference on Saturday that it meant nothing.
“I don’t see any relevance of the first game here because you can never tell how a particular team starts a tournament,” he told reporters.