NIT Srinagar closed following unrest over India's World Cup T20 loss

Srinagar: The National Institute of Technology in Srinagar was closed on Friday following unrest over India's loss to West Indies in the semi-final of the World Twenty 20.

The institute will remain closed untill further notice.

According to reports, two groups of students at the institute, Kashmiri and non-Kashmiri, fought after local students burst crackers late on Thursday night after Team India lost the last the match at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.

A group of non-Kashmiri students in the NIT hostel held a protest march inside the campus allegedly damaging classroom furniture and raising anti-Pakistan slogans.

Following this, the institute was closed down and students were asked to vacate the hostel.

National Institute of Technology, Srinagar was established in 1960 and has been one of the eighteen Regional Engineering Colleges sponsored by the Govt. of India during the 2nd Five Year Plan. It is under direct control of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and has produced more than 8000 graduates.

News24 Bureau