NIT Srinagar Declares Winter Vacation Following Protests Over Student’s 'Offensive' Social Media Post

NIT Srinagar Declares Winter Vacation Following Protests Over Student’s 'Offensive' Social Media Post

As per the reports the students have also been asked to vacate hostels with immediate effect.

Sundar FPJ Education DeskUpdated: Thursday, November 30, 2023, 03:58 PM IST
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NIT Srinagar Declares Winter Vacation NIT Srinagar Following Protests Over Student’s 'Offensive' Social Media Post | File

In middle of the ongoing semester exams the National Institute of Technology (NIT) -Srinagar on Thursday declared winter vacation. As per the reports the students have also been asked to vacate hostels with immediate effect.

The Dean of Students Welfare issued a circular which reads, "Pursuant to declaration of Winter Vacation for students w.e.f 30.11.2023 vide Order No. 60 of 2023 issued under endorsement No. NITS/R/23/600 dated 30.11.2023 all hostel boarders (Boys and girls) are instructed to vacate the hostels with immediate effect."

"This is issued with the approval of the Competent Authority" it added.

In a separate order, the registrar said that Phd and PG students can resume their work from 15th December, 2023.

circular by NIT-Srinagar

Decision came after a controversial social media post

The decision to declare winter vacations came following an "inflammatory" social media post by non-local student. Protests were held by local students of NIT on Tuesday. They have made allegations that non-local Hindu student posted a inflammatory story on social media.

Students locked both the entrances to the college and raised slogans against the social media post alleging that it hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims.

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