Arvind Kejriwal condemns lathi-charge on NIT students in Srinagar


Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday condemned the lathi-charge on students from NIT in Srinagar on Tuesday.

Kejriwal asked the newly elected PDP-BJP coalition government to ‘stop this immediately.’

He said, “Lathi charge on students in srinagar is highly condemnable. BJP-PDP must stop this immediately.”

Kejriwal also said that the BJP was thrashing students who chanted Bharat Mata Ki Jai in Kashmir while, in rest of India, it attacked those who didn’t do so.

Non-Kashmiri students studying at NIT Srinagar had on Tuesday night complained of police brutalities as they tried to move out of the institute in group during a protest demonstration.

Quoting students, who wished not to be identified, PTI reported that protesting students had sat on dharna demanding meeting with HRD officials.

One student said, “We held meeting with NIT administration and they agreed to the demand. We were allowed freely to move out the gate. When we were going out of the campus as per the past practice, police did not allow us and resorted to cane-charge resulting in injuries to several students.”

Jammu and Kashmir’s deputy chief minister, Nirmal Singh, said that there was mild lathi charge when NIT students tried to move to the gate to meet media.