NIT Srinagar row: As it happened on Sunday
In a major development, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher on Sunday was stopped at Srinagar airport by J&K police and was asked not to visit NIT Srinagar.
Srinagar: In a major development, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher on Sunday was stopped at Srinagar airport by J&K police. Here are all the LIVE updates:-
- As i return from Srinagar airport, my heart is heavy but i have hope that things will change & become better: Anupam Kher wrote on Twitter
As i return from Srinagar airport, my heart is heavy but i have hope that things will change & become better. I remain an #EternalOptimist.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) April 10, 2016
- My visit should not be politicised as I was going there not to create problems but to give a sense of warmth to the students: Kher
- "If they say this is a law and order situation, I will say that millions of people go to the university, it's an open place. Why should they stop me and as a citizen of this country I should be allowed to go anywhere. I am not going there to create problem. I am just going there to give them a sense of warmth," Kher told ANI.
- "I did not like what happened in the campus," Kher said.
- "I am not going to flare-up this issue. I will visit there as a citizen, I don't have any political fan following. I will also try to meet Mehbooba ji. I have not informed anyone, I have no security arrangements, I am going as a passenger," Kher added.
- "I am visiting there at a personal level. It's a symbolic gesture as it is most important to show them solidarity. It's important to give NIT Srinagar students' moral support. I'm going there as a citizen to meet students," Kher said.
- Kher has been asked not to visit NIT Srinagar
- Anupam Kher on Sunday was stopped at Srinagar airport by J&K
Kher was going to visit NIT Srinagar to meet the students as he felt that it's important to give them moral support.
Earlier, on Saturday night, around 150 youths, who left Delhi for NIT Srinagar with Tricolors, were detained by police in Lakhanpur of Jammu and Kashmir.
The 150 youths on Saturday had embarked on their journey from Delhi to Srinagar to show solidarity with the non-Kashmiri students at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Jammu and Kashmir, following the unrest at the institute.
Holding the national flags, the youths led by Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena's head Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga commenced the protest march in the morning from Rakabganj Gurudwara in New Delhi to reach NIT Srinagar.
Bagga, in a press statement said, two buses and seven cars have been arranged for the youths participating in "Chalo NIT" rally. They will reach Srinagar on Sunday.