Srinagar NIT unrest: Kejriwal condemns baton charge students, denounces state govt.

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New Delhi, April 6 (ANI): Condemning the baton charge on the students of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Srinagar, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government in Jammu and Kashmir and asked them to put an end to the tensed state of affairs at the campus.

“Lathi charge on students in srinagar is highly condemnable. BJP-PDP must stop this immediately,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Kejriwal further aimed pot shots at the BJP and said that the saffron outfit in Jammu and Kashmir is punishing those who are chanting slogan ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ where as in rest of the country it is chastising those not saying the slogan.

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Unrest was witnessed again at the NIT campus yesterday after the scene of clash which took place last week, with outstation students expressing a sense of insecurity and attempting to leave the campus, leading to a confrontation with police which resorted to lathicharge in which some were injured.

Tension simmered in the NIT after India lost the World T20 semi-final to the West Indies last week.

Some engineering students from outside the state claimed Kashmiri students had chanted anti-India slogans and burst firecrackers after India lost. (ANI)

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