Srinagar: When all the political parties and intelligentsia are harping on the tune of tolerance and firing salvos at the Modi led BJP government for incidents like Dadri, interestingly kept mum when students were thrashed for raising Indian flag on India soil.
The tolerance brigade and its prodigal warriors like Rahul Gandhi and Arvind kejriwal who never misses a chance to play the tolerance card were just invisible when a dentist was lynched in Delhi by a Muslim mob and Kshmiri students raised anti-India slogans in NIT Srinagar.
The Union HRD ministry is sending a two-member team to NIT Srinagar campus on Wednesday, which 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.
“The ministry has decided to send a two-member team comprising a director and a deputy-secretary rank officer, who will listen to the students there,” a senior official said.
Unrest was witnessed again on Tuesday at the campus, the scene of last week’s clash, with outstation students expressing a sense of insecurity and attempting to leave the campus, leading to a confrontation with police which resorted to lathicharge injuring some students.
With the situation being tense, the CRPF was last night deployed at campus and Jammu and Kashmir government assured full security to the students from other states studying here.
The non-local students have been boycotting classes since Monday after clashes with Kashmiri students who celebrated the West Indies’ victory over India in the World T20 semi-final match on March 31. This led to tension in the institute with the non-locals alleging “anti-national” sentiment among the Kashmiris.
Interestingly, the so called seculars, running to and fro crying murder over the JNU issue have kept complete mum.
Congress VP Rahul Gandhi and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, the self-proclaimed messiah of democracy have raised immense hue and cry over the murder of democracy and tolerance in JNU have not uttered a word of protest, when anti-India slogans were raised and students were thrashed for raising Indian flag in the NIT campus.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh also called up Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and discussed with her the situation at NIT.
On Friday last week, the campus had witnessed clashes between local and outstation students over India’s defeat in the semi-final match in the World T20 tournament.
Clashes broke out after Kashmiri students raised pro-Pakistan slogans and the non-locals resisted and hoisted Indian flag in the campus.
After the clashes, the NIT authorities had shut down the institute which was reopened on Tuesday.
“We take responsibility all the students of the country studying in NIT. We have put in place all the measures,” the deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh had said on Tuesday.
Administration has held meeting with the NIT students to resolve the issue, Singh said, adding SSP Srinagar is camping in the area to ensure peace. He said the outstation students are demanding security and postponement of exams.
“Director of NIT has said that the demands have been accepted,” he said.