Parents threaten to go to Supreme Court to shift NIT Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, April 15: Parents of students of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Srinagar have refused to send their children back to the campus and are planning to fight it in legal way for extension centre of the NIT in Jammu.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh and HRD Minister Smiriti Irani on Wednesday rejected the demand and assured security on the campus to the students they met.

An NIT-Srinagar student from Rajasthan informed The Tribune over telephone saying that they have rejected the demand of shifting the NIT, even when they asked them to open a extension center at Jammu.

Meanwhile, parents are afraid to send their children to the insecure place. They were planning to appeal to the Supreme Court after the response of the Centre.

The father of a NIT student said that his son’s future is at stake because of the Kashmir administration and the police, he requested the ministry to provide children a safe campus as their lives cannot be risked.

He added by saying that the children have been send there to study and not for be used as political tool and requested to open an extension centre in Jammu as the career of 1,600 budding engineers is at stake.

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