HRD team to take stock of situation in NIT Srinagar

Srinagar: A day after tension erupt in National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar, a two-member team of union human resource development ministry (HRD) will arrive here on Wednesday to assess the situation in the campus.

“A two-member team of HRD ministry has on Wednesday to take stock of the situation in NIT Srinagar where a group of non-local students clashed with police on Tuesday,” a senior administrative official told Media Sources here.

The official said the situation in the campus was calm and no untoward incident was reported during the night.

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Paramilitary central reserve police force (CRPF) was deployed inside the campus on Tuesday evening after a group of students clashed with the police.

Non-local students shouting slogans had tried to take to the road when police intercepted their march at the main gate of the campus.

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Protesting students also tried to rough up a senior police official who advised them not to take to the roads as that could result in a law and order situation.

Rajnath speaks to Mehbooba over students leaving NIT

Amid reports that some students from outside Jammu and Kashmir were proposing to leave the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday spoke to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and hoped that the state government will take “immediate action” in the matter.

“Spoke to J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti ji regarding situation in NIT, Srinagar. She has assured me to look into the issue and take immediate action,” Rajnath Singh tweeted.

Spoke to Governor Jammu and Kashmir and DGP (director general of police) regarding the situation in NIT Srinagar. I assure the students that they should not worry about their security

There were reports of scuffle between students and also between students and police, and a section of the media claimed that some students were “not feeling safe” inside the campus.

Mehbooba Mufti took over as chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

On April 3, Rajnath Singh had spoken to Governor N.N. Vohra and instructed the state government to ensure safety of students at the NIT where clashes erupted between two groups after the India-West Indies World T20 cricket match.

“Spoke to Governor Jammu and Kashmir and DGP (director general of police) regarding the situation in NIT Srinagar. I assure the students that they should not worry about their security,” Rajnath Singh had said in a series of tweets.

“I have instructed the DGP Jammu and Kashmir to send a team of officers to NIT Srinagar to assure the students of their safety and security,” he said.

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