NIT students accuse college administration, police of harassment

Jammu (J-K) : The students of Srinagar’s National Institute of Technology (NIT) on Wednesday accused the college administration and police of harassing them.
The students complained that when they were trying to walk out of the college premises the administration ordered the police to take charge after which the cops ruthlessly baton-charged them.

“The director called on a meeting with students, there he threatened us and said that if you rake this issue more we will fail you and delay your degrees. At this time, we students got to know about the media presence at the gate of the institution. So, we went to interact with them but were stopped at the gate of the college and then the police baton-charged us. No one was speared, Girls, handicapped all were beaten by the police,” said one of the students.

“No one is questioning those who raised anti-national slogans instead we are facing atrocities of the local police and collage administration,” said another student.

Unrest was witnessed again at NIT campus yesterday after the scene of clash which took place last week, with outstation students expressing a sense of insecurity and attempting to leave the campus, leading to a confrontation with the police in which some were injured.

Tension simmered in the NIT campus last week after India lost the World T20 semi-final to the West Indies.

Some engineering students from outside the state claimed Kashmiri students had chanted anti-India slogans and burst firecrackers after India’s defeat. (ANI)