One soldier for every two students at NIT Srinagar

 

When CRPF jawans said….”PHERAO TIRANGA KASHMIR KISI KE  BAAP KA NHI HAI”.

Salute to our paramilitary forces.

Welcome to Srinagar’s National Institute of Technology (NIT), which has become perhaps the country’s most militarised campus following clashes among students. Five companies of central paramilitary forces numbering 600 soldiers guarding about 1,500 students. That’s almost one soldier for every two students.

The local police, accused of thrashing outstation students, is virtually invisible. Two companies of CRPF had been deployed earlier and three companies of Sashastra Seema Bal joined them after campus violence in the last few days, which began after a group of students celebrated West Indies’ win over India in the World T20 semifinal.

This is probably the only campus in the country with its entire security handed over to the paramilitary. The paramilitary presence could become a regular feature as the clashes may have put the institute on extremists’ radar for having a large presence of non-Kashmiris. “There is anger among students and parents. But now situation seems to be under control.

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