NIT Srinagar to resume class work from Monday

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Srinagar, April 2 (GNS): Following ‘thrashing’ of Kashmiri students and subsequent clashes between locals and non-locals, the NIT Srinagar Authorities Saturday said the institute shall resume classwork from April 4, withdrawing old order of closure for indefinite period.

According to GNS, the NIT Registrar FA Mir issued a order here, stating classwork shall resume from Monday. He also withdrew his order wherein he had directed students to vacate hostels. An official of the NIT said that the ‘normalcy returned to the campus’ and situation remained peaceful Saturday.

Meanwhile, Kashmiri students accused NIT authorities of ‘discrimination’ and alleged that non-local students were ‘sheltered’ by them. “These non-local students resorted to vandalism, misbehaved with teachers and thrashed us but still they were sheltered by NIT by cancelling old order,” they said.

However, the NIT official rubbished the allegations of Kashmiri students. “The peaceful atmosphere returned to the campus after negotiations between students,” he said. The Registrar of the NIT has constituted a committee which would probe the incidents that occurred in the campus.

In the meanwhile, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, SJM Geelani told reporters here that the action would be taken against those students who would be found of guilty by the probe committee of NIT. He said the police would initiate action as per relevant sections of the law. (GNS)