Jammu protests NIT incident, demands action against police

Various social, political and non-political organizations, besides student organizations today staged protest demonstrations against use of force on non-Kashmiri students at National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Kashmir valley and demanded action against police for allegedly targeting non-Kashmiri students.

Taking a very strong and serious note on the mis-happenings and use of violence in NIIT campus in Srinagar, State Bharatiya Janata Party has called upon the state govt to take effective and strong action against all persons involved including police officials to instill confidence in campus students in NIIT who have from outside state to study in the prestigious institution.

Sunil Sethi Chief Spokesperson JK BJP further said that elements involved in the miss-action are anti national and anti people who wants to destroy the peaceful atmosphere on the state by indulging in such type of violence which tantamount to instigating similar reactions against students from the state studying outside state and putting to risk and jeopardy their lives and well being.

To lodge protest against alleged failure of the state government to protect students of NIT Srinagar from the brutality of J&K police, score of the activists of Youth Congress this afternoon ghearoed official residence of Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh for endorsing cruelty of the police on students. Although Youth Congress activists were arrested by the police before they stormed in to the official residence of DyCM.

Youth Congress activists under the leadership of Pradesh Youth Congress (PYC) chief Pranav Shagotra gathered outside the residence of Deputy Chief Minister to lodge their protest.

Addressing the activists, Shagotra said that nationalism of BJP has been exposed because students were brutally beaten for hoisting national flag in the NIT campus.

Similarly, activists of YUVA under the leadership of Sunil Singh Kamboj expressed concern over anti- national sentiments brewed in NIT Srinagar.

In a press statement, they condemned the incident and said that such things cannot be spared as it challenges to nation’s unity and integrity.

Meanwhile, hundreds of activists of Team Jammu, under the leadership of Zorawar Singh Jamwal held demonstration against alleged failure of the government in protecting students. Chairman of the SOS International, Rajiv Chunni and president of Pradesh Vishwakarma Sabha, Shashi Verma were also present on the occasion along with their supporters.

The activists of these organizations expressed solidarity with the NIT students, who have been facing wrath of the Police for the last one week.

Speaking on the occasion, Zorawar Singh Jamwal regretted that within 24 hours of the taking over of the coalition government, in which self-proclaimed nationalist BJP is also a partner, J&K Police unleashed a reign of terror on NIT students who dared to raise national flag in the campus.

Giving warning to the government that people of Jammu will not tolerate such atrocities of police on nationalist people, Jamwal said that the ongoing struggle of NIT students will be taken to the logical conclusion.

In this regard, National Secular Forum (NSF) protested in University against JK Police, demanding security for the non-local students in NIT Srinagar.

Addressing the gathering, Amit Sanotra lambasted the state government for its pathetic approach towards students of NIT Srinagar who were being assaulted, ill-treated, manhandled not only by the anti-national elements but were also threatened by local administrations and faculty members.

Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) unit, Central University of Jammu on Wednesday staged a strong protest over the ongoing unrest at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Srinagar. “Strict action must be taken against the offenders under the law who has indulged in anti-national activities. We demand protection for NIT students,” ABVP President Central University of Jammu Rajinder Kumar and GM Ali- Secretary demanded.

J&K BJP spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta condemned the brutal police action against the non local students studying in NIT Srinagar who were protesting and demanding security in the campus as they were feeling insecure due to the incident that happened on Friday last, when campus witnessed clashes between local and non-local students.

The spokesperson expressed his great anguish on the report that the police had mercilessly beaten the students inside the campus and did not spare even those in the hostels and the girls as a result of this a good number of students sustained injuries and some them hospitalized and he said that it irony that the students who were demanding their safety and security from the law and order authorities were treated inhumanly by the same authorities, who are custodian of maintain peace and tranquility.

State VHP Patron Leela Karan Sharma condemned the brutal attack on students of NIT Srinagar by J&K Police. In a press statement, VHP demanded immediate withdrawal of J&K Police from NIT Campus and deployment of Paramilitary forces in the Campus to ensure safety and security of students.

VHP warns of a nationwide repercussion in case the adequate steps to restore the honour of students are not taken. VHP will send a fact finding team of VHP office bearers to NIT Srinagar to meet the victims of yesterday’s violence and students of NIT.

JPPF Working President MS Katoch while talking to media strongly criticized the State Government for provoking anti-national activities in NIT Srinagar by hurting sentiments of nationalist forces and alleged that the government was hell bent to destroy the peace and communal harmony in the State.


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