JAMMU: State BJP’s chief spokesperson Sunil Sethi has, while reacting to the NIT row, warned of “similar reactions” against Kashmiri students studying in various parts of India.
He said such an incident “puts to risk and jeopardizes their lives and well being”.
While slamming police action against non-Kashmiri students, 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.’’
Taking a “very strong and serious note of the violence on the campus”, Sethi told Indian Express that Jammu and Kashmir government must take “effective’’ and “strong action” against “all persons involved including police officers” to “instill confidence among students who have come to study at NIT from outside the state”.
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.
He had also assured safety of all the students studying in the NIT Srinagar.