There tensions mounted at the NIT (National Institute of Technology) in Srinagar on 6th April 2016, Wednesday. According to some sources, some non-local students are blowing the issue out of proportion in order to get migration from the college. There some non-Kashmiri students feel that if they protest, then they can get migration from the college to another engineering college.
There is local and non-local issue arises at NIT in Srinagar. Jammu Kashmir deputy minister Nirmal Singh said that, “We accept the police personnel exceeded their brief. We will institute an inquiry.” Nirmal Singh is said about the lathicharge on the non-local students on 5th April 2016, Tuesday.
Mr. Singh said that, “Two CRPF companies have been deployed within the campus. Three SSB companies have also been deployed. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, the government and I are closely monitoring the situation. Security is of paramount importance.”
“We are taking appropriate action. We are looking into the demands and anything which the law permits will be done to maintain a peaceful environment. I appeal to the parents of the students to stay calm. Whatever shall be required from the state government will be done. Officials from the HRD Ministry are coming on Wednesday. They will meet the students.” He added.
The Institute’s non-local students have been put their fourth list of demands to NIT’s director. The students demanded about their security and Indian flag hoisted at either the main gate or fountain in the institute’s campus.
The non-local students are claim that they have to face many problems only because of they are not belong to Kashmir. The students had put their demand list in front of director.
See here the full list of demands of the NIT students:
National flag should be hoisted at main gate/fountain (The state flag may be hoisted as well).
Permanent security should be provided from outsiders/locals who pelt stones at college students. (Roof tops of houses adjacent to campus make up for a meeting place for goons, even canteen shopkeeper-Khan Restaurant pelt stones on adjacent boys’ hostel “Indus”).
Equality and transparency during all examinations, events and activities held at NIT Srinagar. There should be no academic harassment by the faculty. Action must be taken against faculty and administration members who are involved in anti-national activity and violence. They have even threatened the students.
As Jammu and Kashmir Police has not been able to provide security and safe passage to leave the campus rather has lathi-charged the students and shot Tear Gas Shells on them. Therefore central forces should be engaged for the security of students of NIT Srinagar.
In T20 World Cup 2016, when India get defeated by Windies in Semifinal, some Kashmiri students of NIT Srinagar celebrated India’s exit from the tournament and over that Non-Kashmiri Students of NIT Srinagar took strong objection. Those matter turned into clashes between local and non-local students of NIT and in that some students got injured also.
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