Jammu and Kashmir students will be targeted outside state, warns BJP’s Sunil Sethi

Jammu and Kashmir students will be targeted outside state, warns BJP’s Sunil Sethi

Sunil Sethi

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Bhartiya Janta Party chief spokesperson Sunil Sethi on Wednesday, commenting on the NIT row, warned of ‘similar reactions against students from the state studying outside J&K’ and ‘putting to risk and jeopardy their lives and well being’.

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While slamming ‘misaction’ on the NIT campus, he said “anti-national elements want to destroy the peaceful atmosphere of the state by indulging in such type of violence which tantamount to instigating similar reactions against students from the state studying outside the state and putting to risk and jeopardy their lives and well being’’.

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Taking ‘very strong and serious note of the violence’ on the campus, Sethi while talking to an Indian daily said the Jammu and Kashmir government must take ‘effective’ and ‘strong action’ against ‘all persons involved including police officers’ to ‘instil confidence among students who have come to study at NIT from outside the state’.

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Earlier, Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar had termed the ongoing tension at NIT Srinagar as ‘an administrative issue’ and ‘not a security issue’. He had said that the state government is taking requisite measures to restore normal academic activity at the campus.

READ: Tension at NIT administrative issue, says Naeem Akhtar

He had also assured safety of all the students studying in the NIT Srinagar.

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Acting swiftly, the Narendra Modi-led government too had rushed a three-member member MHRD team to the institute to ascertain the situation that led to clashes between student groups following recent semi-final of the World T20 Cup between India-West Indies.

2 Responses to "Jammu and Kashmir students will be targeted outside state, warns BJP’s Sunil Sethi"

  1. Ahmer   April 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Local students and unfortunately those members of the faculty that celebrated the Indian team’s loss did a very irresponsible and immature job. Unless Mehbooba acts strongly and swiftly, center might withdraw support for NIT and other central institutions in The Valley. Of course, a hardening attitude against students from Kashmir elsewhere in India seems inevitable. And all this, what for?

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  2. Raashid   April 9, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    we are not indians we are kashmiries and it is our choice whom we support and whom we oppose who the hell are you to impose your choice on us

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