Protests Continue at NIT Srinagar Campus

For the third day, protests by outstation students continued at the NIT in Srinagar on Thursday (April 7) even as the Jammu and Kashmir government ordered a time-bound probe into the clashes that took place at the campus on last Friday and Tuesday, regarding which two FIRs were also filed. Some outstation students staged a protest march within the campus demanding shifting of the institute from Kashmir besides action against policemen involved in lathicharge on them on Tuesday. The protesters, who included girl students, were chanting “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”, officials said. As tension prevailed, state police chief K Rajendra Kumar visited the campus to take stock of the situation. This was the third day of protests by outstation students who have also accused some faculty members of harassment and demand their resignation so that “they do not play with any student’s career”. Faculty members, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they were shocked at the allegations levelled against them. “The allegations are shocking. Just check the records and you will see outstation students have been doing better at examinations. If anything, we have been generous with them,” a faculty member said. He, however, said the faculty will not compromise on the standards of this prestigious institute. “We cannot pass even those who are mediocre in studies. The minimum standards have to be upheld,” he said. The Union HRD Ministry, which rushed three-member team of officials here yesterday, said students will have an option to appear for the exams later. The exams are beginning on April 11 and will be held as scheduled, the ministr officials said.

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