NIT Srinagar issue: As it happened on Wednesday

Tension simmered in the National Institute of Technology (NIT) campus after India lost the World T20 semi-final to the West Indies.

NIT Srinagar issue: As it happened on Wednesday
  • I am sure that state govt will fix responsibilities of whoever is responsible for lathi-charge: Dr Jitendra Singh, MoS PMO
  • Hurriyat chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani vouches for safety of NIT Srinagar's outstation students
  • Will Centre intervene when Kashmiri students are harassed elsewhere, asks Omar Abdullah on NIT row.
  • HRD Min Smriti Irani ji has also been assured by J&K CM that all students will be provided safety and security: Rajnath Singh
  • HRD Minister Smriti Irani ji apprised me of the situation, she also met J&K CM Mehbooba ji: Home Minister Rajnath Singh
  • Two-member HRD team to be there in Srinagar till April 11.
  • J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti ji has also told me that a division level inquiry has also been constituted to ascertain what happened: Smriti Irani
  • Smriti Irani speaks to J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti over NIT Srinagar issue. 
  • I will not let injustice happen to students, says HRD Minister Smriti Irani. 
  • State Education Minister Naeem Akhtar says NIT Srinagar students have issues regarding academics and administration. The ministry has deputed a team of officials to Srinagar, who are here and talking to students, adds Akhtar.
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  • The team will also interact with the students of the institute to take stock of the situation.
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  • The HRD team, which included Sanjeev Sharma, Director (Technical Education) in the HRD Ministry and Deputy Director Finance Fazal Mehmood, holds consultation with officials of NIT.
  • Hitting out at the PDP-BJP government for the police lathicharge on outstation students in NIT Kashmir, a body representing Kashmiri Pandits says it's an "eye-opener" for the Centre. The All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee demands assurance from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on safety of the students in the Valley.
  • Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah suggests that rushing a team from HRD Ministry to NIT and replacing state police with the CRPF hints at Centre's lack of confidence in Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
  • Congress leader Ahmed Patel says brute force on students has become a major cause for worry.
  • Kashmir Life has quoted some students as saying that probably upcoming exams were the reason behind the unrest at NIT. “Because some students are not ready to sit in exams, they want to get it (exams) postponed,” some students claimed.
  • A two-member team of Union Human Resource Development Ministry arrives in Srinagar to assess the situation in the NIT campus.
  • I fail to understand why our children are being treated like militants, it is very wrong. Our children are innocent, says one of the parents.
  • One of the parents tell news agency ANI that no one is paying heed to the woes of the children rather they are being harassed by the administration and the state police.
  • Parents strongly condemn the behaviour of the local police and demand security for their wards at NIT.
  • In a startling claim, a student tells news agency ANI that policemen, while thrashing students, said 'tum hindustani kutte ho' (You are Indian dogs). 
  • It would've told people their CM is a nationalist, and then NIT Srinagar matter would not have happened: Raut
  • If Mehbooba Mufti had said "Bharat Mata ki Jai" after taking oath as Jammu and Kashmir CM, that would have sent a good message across the state: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut tells ANI
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lashes out at the Bharatiya Janata Party-Peoples Democratic Party government in Jammu and Kashmir.
    Read the complete story here: Srinagar NIT unrest: Kejriwal condemns lathicharge on students

  • In a letter to the management of NIT Srinagar dated April 4, the outstation students have listed five demands that, they feel, would enable them to peacefully reside at the campus and concentrate on their studies.
    Here are the demands: Srinagar's NIT unrest: National flag be hoisted at campus, demand students
  • Force need not be used against students, adds Jitendra Singh, who has spoken to CM Mehbooba Mufti.
  • The Udhampur MP further urges students at the NIT Sringar campus to maintain peace, "otherwise external elements will come in to gain political mileage".
  • Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh says: "The people from the HRD Ministry are on their way there to take stock of the situation and will also speak to the students. We are taking this entire issue into consideration with great severity. Since Day 1, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has been taking feedback from the campus. Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is also talking to the Chief Minister and the DG Police." 
  • Dr Nirmal Singh, however, adds that the matter has no connection with unfurling of Tricolour. Protests inside the campus erupted due to some internal matter, adds the BJP leader.
  • BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh accepts that the police used force on students and assured that he would look into the incident.
  • In Jammu, National Panthers Party (NPP) protests over NIT Srinagar issue.
  • The official adds the situation in the campus was calm and no untoward incident was reported during the night.
  • The two-member team comprises a Director and an Under Secretary rank officer.
    Detailed information: Jammu and Kashmir Police used force on NIT Srinagar students: Nirmal Singh
  • "A two-member team of HRD Ministry is arriving on Wednesday to take stock of the situation in NIT Srinagar where a group of non-local students clashed with police on Tuesday," IANS quotes a senior administrative official as saying.
  • A day after tension erupted in National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar, a two-member team of Union Human Resource Development Ministry (HRD) will arrive in Srinagar on Wednesday to assess the situation in the campus.
  • Paramilitary central reserve police force (CRPF) was deployed inside the campus on Tuesday evening after a group of students clashed with the police.
  • Non-local students shouting slogans had tried to take to the road when police intercepted their march at the main gate of the campus.
  • Protesting students also tried to rough up a senior police official who advised them not to take to the roads as that could result in a law and order situation.
  • On Friday last, the campus had witnessed clashes between local and outstation students over India's defeat in the semi-final match in the World T20 tournament. After the clashes, the NIT authorities had shut down the institute which was reopened yesterday.
  • Unrest was witnessed again on Tuesday at the campus with outstation students expressing a sense of insecurity and attempting to leave the campus, leading to a confrontation with police which resorted to lathicharge in which some were injured.
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar campus has been gripped by tension following clashes among students over the Indian cricket team's loss against West Indies in the T20 World Cup last week.