Mehbooba rules out NIT shifting

J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday dismissed the possibility of shifting National Institute of Technology (NIT) out of Kashmir.
Mehbooba rules out NIT shifting
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J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba  Mufti on Tuesday dismissed the possibility of shifting National Institute of Technology (NIT) out of Kashmir.

Emerging from 45-minute meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh here, Mehbooba said: "It  is a courtesy call on the Home Minister after I took over as the Chief Minister."

As she was leaving the North Block, journalists asked her questions about the unrest at the NIT and the demand by outstation students to shift the campus to Jammu.

"Let me make it clear that it is an issue within the institute and please do not give it a colour of local versus outsiders. The Human Resources Development Ministry is looking into the grievances of the outstation students and I am hopeful that it will be resolved soon," she said.

"As far as demands of some students to shift the NIT campus out of Srinagar are considered, let me make it clear that it won't be possible," she said.

To a question that many outstation students had not appeared in the examination that began yesterday, she said "Some students were not prepared for exams. Their exams would be conducted later.

"Some students have gone back to their homes because of the environment," Mehbooba, the first woman Chief Minister of the state, said.

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