Srinagar’s National Institute of Technology (NIT) on Friday suspended class work and ordered evacuation of hostels following a clash between Kashmiri and non-Kashmiri students immediately after West Indies’ win over India in the Twenty20 World Cup semi-final match.
“In view of the indiscipline created by the students, the institute is closed till further orders. All students are asked to vacate the hostels,” reads the notice issued by the NIT registrar.
Several students, mainly from J&K, were injured when local students started celebrating the victory of West Indies over India on Thursday night. It triggered sloganeering from non-Kashmiri students and a clash ensued, which left several students and teachers injured. A march was also carried out on Friday afternoon.
The college infrastructure also suffered damage in the rioting by students.