Non-locals to Blame: NIT Probe
SRI NAGAR: The National Institute of Technology here which remained shut for a week after unrest over India’s loss in the World T20 semifinal reopened on Monday, but a majority of outstation students didn’t return even as authorities moved paramilitary CRPF personnel out of the campus.
The magisterial probe ordered by the Jammu & Kashmir government into the violence at the NIT has blamed the outstation students for “spoiling the academic atmosphere on the campus”.
“Non-local students resorted to vandalism by damaging property and official vehicles. They had planned to create disturbance even before the tension flared up on March 31,” a source said quoting the report.
Asked whether all the outstation students had returned, Registrar Fayaz Ahmad Mir said, “Only a few non-local students have returned so far. However, we expect all of them to return by this week as they have to appear in examinations next week,” he said.
The outstation students had left for their homes a fortnight back and did not appear in the Minor-I examination. The examination will now be held again from May 5-8.