Following the brutal beating of pro-India students allegedly at the hands of J&K police, companies of various central paramilitary forces have thrown a security cover in and around NIT-Srinagar.
Two companies of the CRPF had been deployed in the campus on Tuesday night. Now three companies of the Sashastra Seema Bal, too, have been deployed.
Together the five companies make up for 600 soldiers. There are 1500 students at the NIT-Srinagar.
Due to the paramilitary deployment, NIT-Srinagar is the most militarized institution in the country. It should be noted here that when anti-national cries reverberated through the JNU campus in New Delhi, calls for deploying the army were made but was not done.
Till Wednesday, students at the NIT-Srinagar were not able to speak to the press. They had alleged that the police was not letting them do so and were brutally beating them up whenever they tried.
On Wednesday evening the students were able to present their grievances and video evidences of the police high-handedness to the two-member HRD team.
On Thursday, the seventh day of the NIT row, students continued their boycott of classes and pressed forth with their demand of the shifting of NIT from Srinagar.
Under the protection of the paramilitary forces, female students were able to take out a silent march through the campus.
The students had thanked the CRPF for providing security to them. The J&K police had vacated the campus upon CRPF’s deployment. The police has been accused of taking away the tricolour from the pro-India students.