Kejriwal Condemns Police Action on NIT-Srinagar Students

Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia condemn the clash between police and NIT students in Srinagar on Tuesday.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a file photo. (Photo: PTI)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday condemned the police action on students of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Srinagar, saying the government “must stop this immediately”.

(In Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party is beating those saying ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, and in the rest of the country its beating those who don’t say it.)

Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, also condemned the lathi-charge.

(When countries all over the world are working on their future in their colleges, we are probably the only country that is subjecting its students to lathi-charge every day.)

(From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, everywhere the students are being put in check as if they are the root cause of all problems of the country.)

Tension gripped the NIT-Srinagar campus late on Tuesday after a group of non-Kashmiri students clashed with the police.

An official said police then resorted to a baton charge to disperse the students, in which seven of them sustained minor injuries.

The campus atmosphere has been surcharged ever since Kashmiri students celebrated India’s defeat to West Indies in the World T20 semi-final on March 31. The non-Kashmiri students objected to this, leading to a clash and subsequent tensions.

(With inputs from IANS)

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