New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi on Thursday mounted attack on the BJP-PDP government in Jammu and Kashmir, accusing it of using "brute" force against NIT students in Srinagar.
"Strongly condemn lathicharge on #NITSrinagar students. When will BJP &allies learn that brute force against students can never be a solution?" the Congress Vice President said on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Pl listen to students & understand their problems & concerns, don't try to bully them into submission
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) April 7, 2016
The state Congress has demanded a time-bound judicial inquiry into the lathi charge and the alleged lapses in handling of the situation.
It has expressed serious concern over the prevailing situation and the sense of insecurity among the students and parents which has "further aggravated due to the uncalled for and unjustified use of force."
Tension prevailed at the NIT with outstation students making a slew of demands, including shifting the institute out of Kashmir and action against the policemen involved in lathicharge on Wednesday. An HRD team was rushed there from Delhi to resolve the crisis being witnessed since last six days.
Party spokesman Manish Tewari too took a dig at the BJP over the issue.
"#NationalismBJPSTYLE thrash students in Srinagar who stand for India and divide rest of the country on Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Vande Matram etc!" he tweeted.
#NationalismBJPSTYLE thrash students in Srinagar who stand for India and divide rest of the country on Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Vande Matram etc!
— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) April 7, 2016