The administration of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra, has moved a local court over the five-day agitation by the students, demanding that students should be barred from disturbing the peace on the campus by organising dharnas and demonstrations.
A civil court on Thursday told five students accused by the NIT administration of inciting other students for vitiating the atmosphere of the NIT campus to appear before the court on Friday. Five student leaders appeared in the court and pleaded that the NIT administration had forced them to go on strike as it failed to fulfil its earlier assurances.
According to director, public relations, NIT, PJ Philip, the court ordered both the parties to initiate talks over the demands and submit the report on Saturday for further hearing. Philip said a meeting between 25 representatives of students and teachers was held. Director Anand Mohan is reported to have gone to Delhi on a call from the HRD ministry.
Philip said administration offered best solution to the students' three demands but the latter refused opted for time to discuss the matter with other students.
Students' representative Sanjay K Singh said the administration is trying to "bully and terrorise" them by adopting such methods and refusing to adopt a sympathetic attitude towards their genuine demands.