SRINAGAR: Following the unrest at the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, about 150 ‘students’ from various parts of India have reached Jammu and are on their way to Srinagar, where they plan hoisting the Indian flag at the troubled campus. The ‘students’ are led by BJP national secretary RP Singh.
Carrying the Indian flag, the students from 12 states assembled in Delhi for ‘Chalo NIT’ and started their journey to Srinagar on bikes and cars on Friday.
Also, Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga, founder of Bharat Navnirman Sena, who was in news a couple of years ago for attacking Syed Ali Geelani and Arundhati Roy during a seminar in New Delhi, is also heading to the campus along with about 130 supporters.
“We have crossed Jalandhar and will arrive in Srinagar on Sunday noon. We will hand over the tricolor to the students because it was taken away from them by the authorities. Hoisting flag is no crime. If they don’t allow us to meet the students we will hold a sit-in outside the NIT,” Bagga said.
“We are travelling in a fleet of seven cars and a bus,” he said.
On Friday evening, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti described the student unrest at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) a “non-issue”.
“It is a non-issue and I have conveyed same to the Union Human Resource Minister Smriti Irani during the telephonic conversation,” CM Mehbooba said during an interview with regional television.