Srinagar: Reacting to the NIT incident, the Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) said the society does not expect such happenings in the educational institutions where students’ “primary objective is to pursue education and enlightenment in order to serve the society in a better way in various capacities.”
“Despite different ideological leanings which are permissible but should not become a cause of skirmishes, divisions, disaffection, resulting in mutual bitterness, animosity and hatred. In such situations vested interests are ever ready to add fuel to the fire to create anger and hatred against each other,” a statement issued by the KCSDS said.
KCSDS has appealed all the students to keep their cool in volatile situations and uphold the highest Kashmiri traditions of fellow feeling and hospitality and shower the same on those students who have come from outside the state.
“They should never fall in the trap of retaliatory hatred or hate speech. Further the civil society group appeals all the students from here and outside to concentrate on their studies and not to get provoked to violent reactions against others’ emotional expressions of their preferences,” the statement said.
The KCSDS had organised a meeting, chaired by Hameedah Nayeem, and attended by Dr Javid Iqbal, Shakeel Qalander, ZG Mohammad, Abdul Majid Zargar, M Anwar Ashai and Qurat-ul-Ain.