NIT students want PM Narendra Modi to hoist national flag in Srinagar campus

The NIT trouble, which began as locals versus outsiders over the nationalism debate, has pitted Jammu against the Kashmir Valley.

Last Updated: Apr 20, 2016, 12:17 PM IST
NIT students want PM Narendra Modi to hoist national flag in Srinagar campus

New Delhi: Narendra Modi wants the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to carry forward India's growth story, but outstation students at the National Institute of Technology Srinagar want the Prime Minister to hoist the Tricolour at their campus.

Following the recent unrest in NIT Srinagar, outstation students of the institute on Tuesday made an appeal to the Prime Minister and Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani to hoist the national flag at their campus to instil a sense of security.

 

A delegation of students met HRD officials yesterday with 19 demands which included permanent deployment of CRPF on the campus, reshuffle of college administration, celebration of national festivals at the institute, reported The Times of India.

"We request either the Hon'ble minister of HRD or the Prime Minister to come with students to NIT Srinagar and hoist full size Tiranga in the campus at its highest mast. This will end the leave taken by students and also give them a sense of security," it said.

 

"This will reiterate the message that Kashmir is an integral part of India and students will have a psychological win over the anti-national elements on the campus as well as outside," the students said.

The NIT trouble, which began as locals versus outsiders over the nationalism debate, has pitted Jammu against the Kashmir Valley.