Jaipur: Parents of some students hailing from Rajasthan, who are studying in NIT Srinagar, said they are worried about the security of their wards and have decided to meet the HRD minister to raise their concerns. The parents held protests in Jaipur and Kota yesterday against the J&K government for the police lathicharge in the campus on Tuesday.
They demanded that students are sent back to their respective hometowns. They also asked the home minister to intervene in the matter and will meet the HRD minister in Delhi with a request that students are taken out of the campus.
“The students are very much frightened and no one is hearing them. Force is being used against them and they want to leave the campus as soon as possible because they are not safe there,” Mahesh Chand Sharma, whose son is studying in the NIT Srinagar said today. According to him almost 100 parents from different parts of the state would reach Delhi today or tomorrow to take up the matter.
Another guardian from Kota said that NIT should be shifted out of J&K to ensure the security of the students. “Students are unsafe and worried about their future and career. They are receiving threats and are under distress. The government should take appropriate action to make the students secure there,” he said.
A student from the state studying in NIT alleged that the students from other states are receiving threats from locals.