NIT Srinagar’s Outstation Students Take Out March
Fresh protests rocked the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Srinagar as the outstation students took out a march in the campus to press for their demands, which includes shifting the institute out of Kashmir.
As described by officers, a group of students tried to march towards the main gate but were stopped by the security force personnel on duty inside the campus.
Authorities said that, the students wanted to interact with the media personnel camping outside the main gate of the institute at Hazratbal. The students also shouted slogans in favour of their demands but later went back inside the campus, authorities said.
The NIT authorities on Thursday allowed the students to skip the minor examinations scheduled to start from April 11 saying they would be given an opportunity to write these exams later.
The students are demanding that the NIT campus be shifted out of Kashmir, action be taken against police officials involved in lathicharge of the students last Tuesday and action against officials of the NIT who, according to them, are involved in anti-national activities.
The state government has ordered a time-bound inquiry into the incidents of violence on April 1 and April 5, triggered by clashes between local and outstation students over India’s loss to the West Indies in the World T20 Cup semi-finals last week.
“We have instituted an enquiry to go into the incidents at the NIT,” deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh said on Thursday. He also said additional district magistrate Srinagar will conduct the inquiry and submit his report within 15 days.Police have also registered two separate FIRs regarding the incidents of student violence that took place on NIT Srinagar campus last Friday and Tuesday.