Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia condemn police action at NIT Srinagar

'We are probably the only country" where students are being lathicharged on daily basis,' said Manish Sisodia.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: April 6, 2016 12:04 pm
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday condemned the police action against students at NIT Srinagar.

Alleging that students are being “targeted” across the country, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said when countries across the world are building their future in colleges, “we are probably the only country” where students are being lathicharged on “daily basis”.

Kejriwal tweeted that BJP is beating those who are “chanting Bharat Mata ki Jai” in Kashmir, while doing the same against those “who are not” raising the slogan in the rest of the country.

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“Lathi charge on students in Srinagar is highly condemnable. BJP-PDP must stop this immediately,” the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief tweeted.

AAP has questioned the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir saying it betrays “duplicity” on the part of the saffron party.

“From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, students are being targeted in such a way that it seems they lie at the root of all the problems being faced the country,” Sisodia, who holds the education portfolio in Delhi, tweeted.

The NIT Srinagar campus has been gripped by tension following clashes among students over the Indian cricket team’s loss against West Indies in the T20 World Cup last week.

Unrest was witnessed again yesterday with outstation students expressing a sense of insecurity and attempting to leave the campus, leading to a confrontation with police which resorted to lathicharge in which some were injured.

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