Centre Sends Team to NIT Srinagar as Campus Remains Tense

Clashes erupted on NIT campus again on Tuesday after outstation students said they are feeling insecure.

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Vehicles of security forces at the campus. (Photo Courtesy: ANI)

The HRD Ministry is sending a two-member team to NIT Srinagar campus on Wednesday, following clashes among students. 

Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh confirmed the news on Wednesday. A senior official said, “The Ministry has decided to send a two-member team comprising a Director and a Deputy Secretary rank officer, who will listen to the students there.”

The Home Minister has constantly been in touch. The HRD ministry is sending a team. Force need not be used against students.
Jitendra Singh, Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office
CRPF personnel deployed at NIT Srinagar. (Photo Courtesy: ANI)
CRPF personnel deployed at NIT Srinagar. (Photo Courtesy: ANI)

Clashes were seen among students over the Indian cricket team’s loss against West Indies in the T20 World Cup last week.

The campus saw unrest again on Tuesday, with outstation students expressing a sense of insecurity.

The newly-formed Mehbooba Mufti government has assured full security to students from other states. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also called up Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and discussed the situation with her.

CRPF personnel outside NIT Srinagar. (Photo Courtesy: ANI)
CRPF personnel outside NIT Srinagar. (Photo Courtesy: ANI)

(With PTI inputs.)

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