Condemning the assault on Bihari students at NIT, Srinagar, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre should issue a statement on the incident as it shares power with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir.
The chief minister also took a swipe at the BJP saying that such incidents of students being victimised for raising “Bharat Mata ki Jai” slogans reflected the double standards of the national party.
He also said the state government had held talks with the J&K government to ensure safety of the students from Bihar. He was talking to mediapersons here.
On Wednesday, a section of students from Bihar and Rajasthan studying at NIT, Srinagar had been beaten up by the police near the campus for raising “Bharat Mata ki Jai” slogans. Many even sustained injuries in the clash.
“On one hand, the national party promotes raising such slogans while on the other hand, its own government in J&K cracks down on those raising it. It shows BJP’s double standards and the party should clarify its stand on the episode. Such incidents are not acceptable and we strongly condemn it,” Kumar said.