Situation became worse after police lathi charge at NIT Srinagar, CRPF called in after students protest


The situation at NIT Srinagar became worse after the lathi charge on students on Tuesday, The incident happened when outstation students expressing a sense of insecurity attempted to leave the campus, leading to a confrontation with the policemen who resorted to a lathi charge.

Many non-Kashmiri students sustained injuries during the police lathi charge and paramilitary forces were called in to maintain calm after trouble broke out again at the NIT Srinagar campus on Tuesday.

Two companies of CRPF have been deployed and the situation is now said to be normal, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also called up Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and discussed with her the situation at the NIT.

On Friday, the campus had witnessed clashes(Read more) between the Kashmiri and non-local students after the former celebrated West Indies win in the World Cup T20 semi final against India.After the clashes, the NIT authorities had shut down the institute till Wednesday.

In Delhi, HRD ministry officials said they were in touch with the management of the institute and the Director of the NIT has spoken to the students so that normalcy prevails.