NIT Srinagar students want PM to hoist Tricolour on campus
With the government having ruled out shifting the National Institute of Technology (NIT) from Srinagar, following the recent unrest, outstation students on Tuesday demanded that PM Narendra Modi or HRD Minister Smriti Irani visit the campus and hoist the Tricolour to instill a sense of security.
In a letter to Irani, the students have placed a set of 19 demands, including permanent deployment of CRPF on campus, reshuffle of college administration, formation of a students’ council, option of outside evaluation of exam marksheets and celebration of national festivals at the institute. The letter was presented to HRD officials on Tuesday.
“We request either the HRD Minister or the PM to come with students to NIT Srinagar and hoist full size Tiranga on the campus. This will end the leave taken by students and also give them a sense of security,” the students wrote in the letter.