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Srinagar: A Day after protests at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar over a social media post by a non-local student, the class work in the institute was shut down on Wednesday.

The class work was suspended as a precautionary measure by the NIT authorities after consultation with the local authorities, officials said.

While the academic activities at NIT was shut, student protests broke out on Wednesday in a few colleges in Srinagar over the social media post by a non-local NIT student which allegedly hurt religious sentiments.

On Tuesday, protests were held at NIT Srinagar over the social media post. The protesters demanded stern action against the student who shared the video on social media.

After the protest, the NIT registrar wrote to police and urged for legal action against the student. The non local student accused of uploading the social media post has been sent home on leave, officials said.

Police said the student had posted a video which was not his own, but taken from YouTube.

” We have taken legal action under relevant sections of the law and further investigation is underway,” a police officer said.

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