Exams have started at the NIT-Srinagar but the non-Kashmiri students, who have been agitating for over 10 days now, are not in a mood to appear for them.
IPC Sec 144 has been imposed on the campus. The section makes unlawful any gathering of 10 or more people.
Section 144 in a campus ??Every official and other persons are saying the situation is normal but we have a question! Is Section 144 applied in normal places? Please don’t fool the world. Posted by Save the students of NITSrinagar on Sunday, 10 April 2016
Section 144 in a campus ??Every official and other persons are saying the situation is normal but we have a question! Is Section 144 applied in normal places? Please don’t fool the world.
Posted by Save the students of NITSrinagar on Sunday, 10 April 2016
Some students have also left for their respective homes. This was one of the demands the students had placed stating that they were living in a state of fear inside the campus.
A paramilitary jawan looks into the lens as he stands guard at the NIT. PTI
The HRD ministry has already stated that the demand for the shifting of the NIT will not be met. The government has promised to meet other demands such as improving the facilities inside the campus, faculty shortage, etc, but the agitating students pointed out that major demands such as action against J&K police are not being met.
Dy CM Nirmal Singh has made it clear that the J&K police will continue to provide security to the campus and that the paramilitary forces are merely temporary measures.
A two-member HRD team, which arrived at the campus on April 6 will remain stationed there till the exams are over.
The NIT board of governors is reportedly holding a meeting to discuss the situation.
Meanwhile, students from other institutes across India and people of Jammu are extending their support to the agitating students of NIT-Srinagar.
Jammu residents wave the tricolour as they march through a part of the city. Facebook
Yesterday, authorities forced Anupam Kher to turn back from the Srinagar airport. He was coming to the NIT to stand with the students and hand them a tricolour.