J&K Government Orders Time-Bound Inquiry Into NIT Srinagar Clashes

Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said the addl district magistrate will conduct the inquiry and submit his report.

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Youth Congress workers protest in front of Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh’s residence over the NIT Srinagar issue. (Photo: PTI)

The Jammu and Kashmir government, on Thursday, ordered a time-bound inquiry into the clashes at National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Srinagar. The order comes following clashes in the campus after India’s defeat to West Indies in the World T20 Cup, last week.

“We have instituted an inquiry to go into the incidents at the NIT,” Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh told reporters in Srinagar.

He said Additional District Magistrate of Srinagar will conduct the inquiry and submit his report within 15 days.

Asked about his comment that students were subjected to ‘mild lathi-charge’, Singh said his statement at that time was based on the information he had received.

He said the state government will ensure the personal as well as academic security of the students at the NIT.

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