Let J-K govt handle NIT issue without back seat driving: Omar

Srinagar, Apr 6: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today suggested that rushing a team from HRD ministry to NIT here and replacing state police with the CRPF hinted at Centre's lack of confidence in Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

The National Conference leader said the matter needs "tactful handling" and the state government should look into it "without back seat drivers".

Let J&K govt handle NIT issue: Omar

"Rushing in a team from HRD ministry coupled with the CRPF replacing J&K police speaks volumes about Delhi's confidence in Mehbooba Mufti," Omar wrote on Twitter NIT Srinagar campus has been gripped by tension following clashes among students over the Indian cricket team's loss against West Indies in the T20 World Cup last week.

Unrest was witnessed again yesterday at the campus, 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 students were injured.

"Cool heads need to prevail, tactful handling is the order of the day. "Let the state government handle #NIT issue without back seat drivers," Omar added.


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