NIT Srinagar students want PM or HRD Minister to hoist Tricolour on Campus
The agitating students of the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, who have been camping in New Delhi, heaved a sigh of relief after meeting the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) officials on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
In a letter addressed to the HRD Minister, the students have presented a set of 19 new demands which includes a special request to the Prime Minister and HRD Minister to hoist the Tricolour in the Institute's campus.
The students have been camping in the Capital since April 15.
The new list of demands also includes four demands that they had raised earlier that includes the reshuffling of the college administration, formation of an online special grievance redressal mechanism, celebration of all national festivals on the campus, and payment of medical claims of injured students by the college authorities. You can read them here (link to article).
In their demand listed in no. 10 of the letter, the students have invited Prime Minister or Minister for HRD to hoist the National Flag at the NIT, Srinagar, campus to instil a sense of security among outstation students.
Prof. Rajat Gupta, Director, NIT Srinagar, also attended the meeting.
Students also released the minutes of the meeting about the decisions that were taken in the meeting with MHRD officials. MHRD officials have assured students that their demands will be met soon.
It remains to be seen how and when these decisions are implemented and if they succeed in bringing any relief to the agitating students.