Jammu, Apr 26: Non-local students of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar held a protest in Jammu for the second consecutive day today. They were joined by students of Jammu University. The NIT students have been demanding action against police officials involved in baton charging non-local students and permanent deployment of CRPF on the campus. The NIT students, supported by the National Students Union of India (NSUI), held a protest rally in Jammu and raised slogans criticising Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani.(Also Read: Jammu-Srinagar highway blocked over NIT protest)
The protest rally started from the central library of Jammu University and ended at Bikram Chowk. A group of non-local students also boycotted classes which started on Tuesday, saying they will continue their protest till their demands are met. “We will accept nothing less than action against the police officials involved in baton charging the non local students for raising the national tricolour. The police resorted to baton charging on non-local students who were raising slogans like Bharat Mata Ki Jai,” said an agitating student.
Another student claimed police failed to act when the non local students were threatened to death by the locals. On Saturday, over 300 students including NIT students had carried out a protest march from Press Club to Science College here in support of their demands. The students had held a similar protest yesterday.