CRPF will withdraw from NIT as soon as normalcy is restored: DG
CRPF on Saturday said it will withdraw from the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar as soon as normalcy is restored and the classes resume there.
New Delhi: CRPF on Saturday said it will withdraw from the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar as soon as normalcy is restored and the classes resume there.
CRPF Director General K Durga Prasad said the situation in the campus is peaceful right now.
"We will see. Everything is getting quiet now. When normalcy is restored fully and classes will start, then we will have no role," the DG said when he was asked till when the force will be deployed at the NIT.
"It is peaceful there now. Nothing is happening there right now that indicates there can be some tension. All is peaceful there," he said on the sidelines of a force event here.
When asked if students from outside the state were scared after the developments on the campus, the Central Reserve Police Force chief said since the time the force was called in, there has been no incident.
"I don't know if they (non-Kashmiris) were scared or not but after we went there (NIT campus) there has been no incident which one can say has created any tension (in the campus)," he said.
The DG ruled out any proposal for having a "permanent post" of the force in the campus and added that CRPF was "not there" when lathis were rained on the students.
Trouble had broken out at the campus when groups of local and outstation students clashed following India's defeat at the hands of West Indies in the semi-final match of T20 Cricket World Cup.