Srinagar, Apr 6: Do not fake the normalcy is one of the many demands by the non-local students at the Srinagar's National Institute of Technology or NIT. The students who have alleged that they were beaten by the police when they protested the celebrations post the India-West Indies match.
It is said that the non-local students of the NIT had protested when Kashmiri students had celebrated West Indies' win over India in the T-20 world cup semi final game that was held recently.
They alleged that the police resorted to lathi charge and even beat them up when they were trying to approach the main gate in a bid to speak with the media.
Don't fake the news of normalcy
The students who have alleged police atrocity say that the administration should stop faking the news that the situation is normal. It is not normal the students have said while seeking action against the police and also those who had resorted to stone pelting against them.
The police however said that they had resorted only to a mild lathi charge as the students were trying to move out of the campus towards the main road. We were trying to avoid tension the police say while denying charges of atrocities.
The non-local students say that the situation is tense. Many of us want to go back home as we do not feel safe here any longer.
The students have made a list of demands which includes a meeting with the HRD ministry. Further they have also sought postponement of the exams by a week as they are in no mental state to take the same.
The administration of the NIT should stop saying that the situation is normal. This is fake news and instead of sorting out the situation, they cannot take cover by spreading fake news of normalcy the students have also said.
Further the students have also alleged that some members of the canteen staff had indulged in stone pelting which had worsened the situation.