Students can appear for exams later

April 8: The students at NIT Srinagar campus, which has been gripped by tension following clashes, will have an option to appear for exams later, HRD ministry officials said on Thursday.

The decision comes a day after a three-member team of human resource development (HRD) Ministry visited the campus to take stock of situation and held talks with the agitating students to defuse the tension.

Expressing a sense of insecurity at the campus, the outstation students told the team that they wanted to go home for the time being and appear for exams later. The students also made a slew of demands, including shifting the institute out of Kashmir and action against policemen involved in lathicharge on Monday.

“There are students who want to appear later but a majority of them want to do it as per schedule. So an option will be given to them. Those who want to appear later, re-exams will be scheduled,” officials in the ministry said. Exams are scheduled to start next week.

“The HRD team which has gone to the campus will stay there till the exams are concluded. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has also assured Union minister Smriti Irani that safety of all students will be ensured,” the officials said.

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