NIT Srinagar closed after clash over India’s T20 defeat

April 02, 2016 01:11 am | Updated November 17, 2021 04:15 am IST - Srinagar:

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.

Top News Today


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.