Unrest prevailed at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) campus in Srinagar with non-Valley students demanding immediate action against some NIT officials who were allegedly indulged in “anti-national” activities.
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Tension between non-Valley students and Kashmiri students got escalated after the latter celebrated the West Indies’ victory over India in the World T20 semi-final match on March 31. As a result, non-local students have been boycotting classes since April 4 and have alleged “anti-national” sentiment among the Kashmiris.
On April 6, a three-member team of human resources development (HRD) Ministry, arrived in Srinagar and held talks with the agitating students to defuse the tension.
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Since March 31 night, the authorities had posted personnel from Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB). The local police was manning the main gate of the institute.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has suggested that rushing a team from HRD ministry to NIT here and replacing state police with the CRPF hinted at Centre’s lack of confidence in chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.