Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar, April 8: The rage between the administration and the non-local students continues at the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar. The non-Kashmiri students continue their protest even though the MHRD officials are stationed at the college.
The HRD team will remain at NIT until the examinations, starting from April 11, are over.
The protesting non-Kashmiri students refuse to call off their protest and demand migration to outside colleges or the NIT Srinagar be shifted somewhere else, which the team has out rightly denied, sources said, adding, the MHRD team has told the non-local students that the college can’t be shifted.
However, the non-local students have told the MHRD team that their protests will continue till their demands aren’t met.
The Director General of Police K Rajendra Kumar also visited the institute and reviewed the security on and around the campus.
The non-Kashmiri students are also angry at the J&K Police alleging they were severely beaten by the cops.
A senior police officer said, If we would have allowed them to come out of the campus it would have disturbed the whole law and order.
The non-local students also demand resignation of the NIT administration and action against policemen who charged at them with batons.
A student from Bihar said, I haven’t seen a single Kashmiri cheering for Indian team. It is where the difference lies. They raise pro-Pakistan and pro-freedom slogans. That is why we want national flag be hoisted at the main gate.
Meanwhile, the women students from other states, chanting “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” marched through the campus demanding shifting of NIT from Kashmir to outside the Valley, officials said.
A faculty member said that students from other states are doing marvelous in academics and examination, so these allegations are shocking that are targeting them as a bunch of loosers.
He, however, said the faculty will not compromise on the standards of this prestigious institute.