Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday met with students of NIT Srinagar and assured them that the party would raise their concerns about campus safety with the government.
“Met students and parents from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar who expressed concern over the safety and security of students on (the) campus. I assured them that the Congress would raise their concerns and put pressure on the government to resolve the matter,” Rahul tweeted after the meeting.
The NIT campus had been on the boil following clashes between Kashmiri and non-Kashmiri students, after the West Indies’ win over the Indian cricket team in the world T-20 semi final match on March 31.
Classes had to be suspended after the clashes and subsequent protests. A large section of non-Kashmiri students refused to appear for their exams and sought migration from the institute.