The members of Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI) today called DyCM Dr. Nirmal Singh in which they discussed NIT Srinagar issue. Chander Parkash Ganga Minister for Industries and Sat Sharma President State BJP were also present in the meeting.
At the outset the Dy.CM apprised the Chamber President and his team about the initiatives taken by the state and the central government about the demands raised by the students that included security issues, faculty issues and issues pertaining to HRD Ministry.
On this the Chamber made it very clear that the NIT issue was not handled timely and in a proper manner that led to all this happen later. The Chamber President expressed displeasure over the use of excessive force used by the police on the unarmed students that too inside the NIT campus for which there was no justification. The chamber demanded permanent post of CRPF inside the campus as the local police had lost their credibility after their unjust action.
It was made clear that JK Police, CRPF, BSF or Army etc were all the belt forces under the union of India hence it hardly mattered which wing of the force is deployed so that the students feel secured. The Chamber also demanded that the open FIR against the students be withdrawn. The Chamber also expressed serious concern as no action had yet been taken against the section of faculty who added fuel to the fire. It was also conveyed that Chamber had not taken any adverse steps that would have added to the problems as peace was imperative for the overall development of the state but at the same time the Chamber won’t be a mute spectator if such incidents re-occur that would endanger the lives of the students of our state studying in the other states across India and disturb peace in our state as that would hit the economy of our state which is already going through troubled waters. The Dy.CM assured that effective steps have been taken and it shall be insured that disruptive forces will be dealt with a firm hand.