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Students leaving NIT Srinagar: Rajnath speaks to Mehbooba


New Delhi: Amid reports that some students from outside Jammu and Kashmir were proposing to leave the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday spoke to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and hoped that the state government will take “immediate action” in the matter.

“Spoke to J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti ji regarding situation in NIT, Srinagar.

She has assured me to look into the issue and take immediate action,” Rajnath Singh tweeted. There were reports of scuffle between students and also between students and police, and a section of the media claimed that some students were “not feeling safe” inside the campus.

Mehbooba Mufti took over as chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. On April 3, Rajnath Singh had spoken to Governor N.N. Vohra and instructed the state government to ensure safety of students at the NIT where clashes erupted between two groups after the India-West Indies World T20 cricket match.

“Spoke to Governor Jammu and Kashmir and DGP (director general of police) regarding the situation in NIT Srinagar.

I assure the students that they should not worry about their security,” Rajnath Singh had said in a series of tweets.

“I have instructed the DGP Jammu and Kashmir to send a team of officers to NIT Srinagar to assure the students of their safety and security,” he said.


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