The institute was closed since August 3 when close to 1,500 students were asked to vacate the campus. The authorities at the NIT-Srinagar ordered the suspension of classes and the non-local students were told to vacate the premises.
Professor Rakesh Sehgal, director of NIT-Srinagar, said about 950 students living in the hostels had been sent home. “The administration gave instructions... We don’t take action on our own. I am in touch with the HRD ministry as well,” he said.
"It is notified of all students who are residing in the college hostel to vacate from the hostel immediately and no student will be provided hostel facility till further order," the official notification from the college principal mentioned.
JKNPP state president and former minister Yashpal Kundal said the rally would oppose and expose 'deceitful and sacrilegious character' of the BJP and mobilise public opinion in support of 'nationalist' students of NIT.