150 youths head to Srinagar to support NIT students

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Around 150 youths from various parts of country on Saturday began a protest march “ChaloNIT” from Delhi Srinagar to support the non-Kashmiri students in the valley and hand them the national flag.

The youths led by Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena’s head Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga commenced the protest march in the morning from Rakabganj Gurudwara here to reach National Institutes of Technology (NIT) Srinagar.

Bagga, in a press statement said, two buses and seven cars have been arranged for the youths participating in “ChaloNIT” rally. They will reach Srinagar on Sunday.

“Seeing the tense situation in Jammu and Kashmir, we will hand over national flag and show that it is not a crime to hoist the tricolour in the state. We want to show our support to the non-local NIT students who stood up for the nation and were brutally bashed up by the locals and the police,” Bagga said in the statement.

Youngsters from various professions like IT, architecture have joined the movement to support the non-Kashmiri students, who have been protesting peacefully in the campus.

They were resorted to severe lathi charge by the Jammu and Kashmir police.

Many will join the rally on the way from Sonipat, Ambala, Panipat and other places during the course of the journey.

“This country has to stay united and fight against anti-national forces. The meaning of nationalism is fading away. We support these youngsters for their endeavour,” President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, Manjeet Singh GK said.

The Gurdwara management is arranging for the participants’ meal.

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