Won't Shift NIT Out of Kashmir: MHRD

Union HRD ministry officials have rejected the demand of outstation students of NIT Srinagar for shifting the institute out of Kashmir but assured them of addressing their \"genuine\" issues.

Published: 09th April 2016 03:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th April 2016 03:54 PM   |  A+A-

PTI4_6_2016_000119A

SRINAGAR: Union HRD ministry officials have rejected the demand of outstation students of NIT Srinagar for shifting the institute out of Kashmir but assured them of addressing their "genuine" issues.

A group of outstation students of the NIT met deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and education minister Naeem Akhtar along with officials from Union HRD ministry to discuss the situation at the institute on Friday night.

NIT-Srinagar Deadlock Continues as Talks With Government Fail

NIT Issue Being Highlighted as Communal Incident: Mehbooba



"The demand for shifting the NIT out of Kashmir has been outrightly rejected by the HRD ministry officials.It has been made clear to the students," official sources said on Sunday.

The sources said the ministers and HRD officials, however, assured the students that their genuine demands like better amenities inside the campus and improving the academic atmosphere will be addressed.

"The Board of Governors of the NITs will be meeting on April 11 where all these issues will be addressed," the sources said.

They said the ministers told the students that security has never been an issue at the NIT but the state government will ensure that concerns on this front will also be addressed.

"The ministers asserted that students of the institute have been here at the peak of militancy and no one has ever been harmed," the sources said.

Meanwhile, an official of the NIT said the meeting was a positive development as the situation inside the campus was improving.

The situation is calm but the outstation students are seemingly still on protest, registrar, NIT Srinagar, Fayaz Ahmad Mir said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp