NIT row: Students protest in Jammu, demand shifting of campus
Chanting slogans of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai,’ outstation students of NIT Srinagar, with Jammu varsity students, staged a protest march in the city and demanded shifting of the institute.india Updated: Apr 13, 2016 12:03 IST
Chanting slogans of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai,’ outstation students of NIT Srinagar, with Jammu varsity students, staged a protest march in the city and demanded shifting of the institute.
Over 300 NIT students carrying banners and placards marched towards the Press Club of Jammu while chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ .
They reached the Jammu last night and stayed at the Khalsa College ground in Jammu.
They demanded shifting of NIT college from Srinagar, withdrawal of all cases against non Kashmiri students of NIT and security for them.
The protesters shouted slogans ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, ‘NIT shift karo’ and led a protest march.
“We were kept hostage in NIT by the authorities and police, and not allowed to move out...we managed to escape and reached here,” a protesting student said.
Students of Jammu University also held protests in support of the NIT students and blocked roads in Jammu.
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) too held protest demonstration in support of NIT students.
In Katra, students marched in the town in support of the NIT students demanding withdrawal of cases and security to the students and punishment for cops involved in the lathicharge.
Tension gripped the NIT campus after India lost to West Indies in World T20 semifinal, prompting local students to rejoice and burst crackers.
This led to protests by outstation students, resulting in clashes. The campus has been volatile since the incident.