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Colleges say under pressure not to admit Kashmiri students

Colleges say under pressure not to admit Kashmiri students

Dehradun: Clarifying on their statements of not granting admission to students from Kashmir, two city-based colleges Tuesday said they were under pressure and no decision of such sort has been taken by their management.

"We had to do it under pressure from a mob of around 400-500 which was protesting at the gates demanding expulsion of Kashmiri students from the institute and an assurance in writing that the new ones will not be granted admission following the terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama," Chairman of Alpine College of Management and Technology, Anil Saini, told PTI.

"What the institute administration gave in writing to the protesting mob was to ensure the safety of the Kashmiri students," he added.

He said no policy decision has been taken about denying admission to Kashmiri students from the next session.

"How can we deny admission to Kashmiri students?. Aren't we bound by the constitution of India? The statement given in writing by the institute's administration was meant to pacify the angry protesters and to prevent the situation from going out of hands," Saini said. Baba Farid Institute of Technology, which was the other city-based institution to give a similar commitment in writing, also admitted that it did so under pressure.

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