A two -member team of the Human Resource Development Ministry will visit the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Srinagar to assess the law and order situation where at least four non-Kashmiri students sustained injuries in a police lathicharge at the campus on Tuesday
Tension gripped NIT Srinagar again on Wednesday, the scene of last week’s clash with outstation students confronted with police which resorted to lathicharge in which some were injured.
A group of NIT students, all of them non-locals, marched to the gates of the institute shouting slogans,” a police officer said.
“A senior police officer advised them not to go out of the campus as that could result in a law and order problem. The students refused to listen and some of them manhandled the officer,” he said.
He said police resorted to a baton charge to disperse the students, in which seven of them sustained minor injuries and were given first aid inside the campus.
No one was hospitalised as the injuries were minor, the police officer added.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was deployed later in the night as a precautionary measure to prevent any escalation of tension.
Inspite of Prime Minister Narendra Modi assuring safety to Srinagar students ,outstation students continue to complain of insecurity while Jammu and Kashmir government also assured full security to the students from other states studying here.
The ministry officials said they were in touch with the management of the institute to ensure that normalcy prevails in the campus.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also called up Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and discussed with her the situation at NIT.