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NIT row: Smriti Irani rejects demand to shift campus from Srinagar

Students said that while the minister rejected their “primary” demand to shift the campus by saying that Kashmir is an integral part of India, she assured them of support in addressing academic issues.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2016 08:57 IST
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HRD minister Smriti Irani has rejected the demand to shift the unrest-hit NIT campus from Srinagar.(HT File Photo)

Union HRD minister Smriti Irani has rejected the demand to shift the unrest-hit NIT campus from Srinagar.

A group of students met Irani on Wednesday to press for their demands including the shifting of the campus.

Students said that while the minister rejected their “primary” demand to shift the campus by saying that Kashmir is an integral part of India, she assured them of support in addressing academic issues.

Irani also assured the group that if any of the faculty or staff of the institute has induldged in any wrong-doing, action would be taken as per the due process.

NIT, Srinagar, has been at the centre of a row since April 1 when clashes had erupted out between outstation and local students on the campus following India’s defeat to West Indies in the World T20 Cup. The situation worsened on April 5 when outstation students tried to take out a march outside the campus but were stopped by the police, leading to violence including vandalism by students and lathicharge by police.