NIT Srinagar: Will the non-local students return?
The divide that has been created between the locals and the non-locals is not healthy and the state government says it is making all attempts to resolve the problems.
However, the scores of students who have been leaving the campus cite security issues and say that they just do not feel safe in the campus. It is in our best interest that we leave say the students.
It may be recalled that clashes had broken out in the campus after the non locals objected to some locals celebrating the win by West Indies over India in the World T-20 finals.
Cooling off period:
The government however feels that the students will return after sometime. Their examination which was scheduled to be held on Monday would be rescheduled.
An officer informed that it was in the best interest of the students that they were permitted to leave at this moment. The issue is hot and it is in their best interest that they were allowed to go home, the official also added.
Many however feel that once the issue dies down, most of the students would return. Both the union and state government have been working on this issue to ensure that the divide is bridged and the students can return and pursue their studies.
At the moment the atmosphere is just not conducive and with many trying to milk the controversy to the hilt it is best that the students stay away from the campus. An intelligence bureau official posted in Jammu and Kashmir says that the situation is tense and the issue could spiral out of control.
There is time needed for the issue to die down and the government to come up with a solution. Until such time, the students do need a cooling off period, the officer also informed.