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NIT Srinagar student booked for derogatory post on social media: Police

National Institute of Technology Srinagar. [File Photo]

Srinagar: Following reports of massive protest by the students of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar against the derogatory religious remarks made by a colleague of different faith, a case has been registered into the matter, IGP Kashmir VK Birdi said on Tuesday evening.

Birdi while speaking about the incident said that upon receiving the information about the incident and a written letter from the registrar of NIT campus for seeking legal action, they have taken action under relevant laws and have set an investigation into motion.

“This evening police received information about a protest at NIT campus and upon investigation it surfaced that a student had posted a video on social media which had hurt the sentiments of people, especially religious sentiments”, IGP Kashmir said.

The video-clip, the police officer, said it wasn’t the student’s own but was posted by some Youtuber (an online video sharing and social media platform).

Earlier on Tuesday evening protests’ were reported from NIT Campus after students noticed the social media post.


(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by FPK staff and is published from a syndicated feed from GNS)

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