Srinagar, April 2, : The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry Saturday said normalcy has been restored at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Hazratbal Srinagar and at the hostels was normal, and academic activities would continue on Monday.
The campus had witnessed clashes between local and non-local students over India’s defeat in the semi final clash with West Indies in the ongoing World T20 Cup.
As per a statement released by the ministry, Rajat Gupta, Director NIT Srinagar reassured the students, faculty and parents that the temporary situation arising out of tensions from disappointment at the outcome of the cricket match on 31st March had been overcome.
The situation on the campus and at the hostels was normal, and academic activities would continue on Monday, the statement said.
The National Institute of Technology (NIT) here was shut down on Friday till further orders in the wake of clashes between local and non-local students over India’s defeat in semi final clash with West Indies in the ongoing World T20 Cup.
The HRD Ministry said that the district administration and local authorities had extended the fullest cooperation, enabling the situation to be contained.
“The group of students have been counselled in the presence of senior officials,” it added.
The Director, NIT Srinagar, assured the parents, students and all concerned that there is no cause for apprehension and students are safe, secure and on campus, said the statement.
All scheduled programs in the institution will take place, including the National Research Scholar Conclave scheduled for today and tomorrow, it added. (CNS)
2015 Kashmir Despatch