Srinagar NIT: Omar Abdullah says CRPF deployment at campus is abnormal

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Srinagar NIT: Omar Abdullah says CRPF deployment at campus is abnormal

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Former Jammu & Kashmir chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, on 6 April slammed the centre's handling of the unrest at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Srinagar. He described the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) deployment in the institution as 'abnormal', asserting that the situation called for tact not force.

Abdullah took to Twitter to express dismay over the presence of CRPF in the NIT campus. "TWO companies of CRPF in a campus is not normal by any stretch of imagination. Requires tact not use of force," he tweeted.

The CRPF was deployed last night on the campus even as Home Minister Rajnath Singh discussed the issue with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

The NIT campus was disrupted by protests on 5 April - a week after students clashed over the India-West Indies World T20 semifinals on 31 March. Some engineering students from outside the state claimed Kashmiri students had chanted anti-India slogans and burst firecrackers after India lost.

--ANI

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