Following the unrest at NIT Srinagar, non-Kashmiri students have started to return to their homes.
As per the directions of the Union HRD ministry, arrangements have been made for students who wanted to go. Their exams, scheduled to be held from Monday, would be held after their return. “Six boys were sent to their homes on Friday and two more left on Saturday,” said NIT registrar, Fayaz Ahmad Mir.
Students were given option either to appear for their exams or go home. Many students opted to go back.
The decision was taken after a meeting between students and state ministers that was attended by deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh, education minister Naeem Akhtar and HRD officials. “We received a list from students that contained hundreds of names. But we told the students to compile the list properly with the details of their parents and addresses,” said Mir.
Security forces were deployed at the NIT campus in Srinagar
It all started on the night of March 31, when Kashmiri students started celebrating the defeat of India in the semi-finals.
In reaction, the non-Kashmiri students raised nationalistic slogans. The next day – Friday, April 1 – non-Kashmiri students took out a march inside the campus and raised the tricolour. But the non-Kashmiri students alleged that they were beaten up
by the J&K police when they tried talking to the media.