Jammu and Kashmir
Chak Balwal, April 9: The Principal of Government College of Engineering and Technology (GCET), Jammu, yesterday denied all rumours that Kashmiri students were beaten up by local students on the campus after they refused to chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ on Thursday.
Sources said a protest march was taken out by local students of the GCET in favour of the non-local students of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar, on Thursday.
During the protest, GCET students waved the Tricolour and raised “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” slogans.
Sameru Sharma, Principal, GCET, Jammu, said that no such incident happened in the college and everything is normal there.
The GCET remained closed yesterday in view of the holiday.
A Kashmiri student said that they were taking exams on Thursday when a rally was taken out by local students of Jammu.
He further added the the local students raised slogans outside the college hostel where some Kashmiri students are lodged but nobody entered the hostel premises or harassed any Kashmir student.
GCET at Chak Bhalwal village, is about 24 km from Jammu city, and around 750 students from various parts of the state are pursing engineering there.
Inputs from the Tribune