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Case registered against NIT student for hurting religious sentiments

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Police have registered a case against a non-local student for uploading sensitive religious content that sparked a protest at NIT Srinagar and has been condemned by the majority community here in Kashmir Valley.

Police on Tuesday informed that it has taken cognizance of the incident of uploading of sensitive content against religious sentiments of a particular community by one student of NIT Srinagar.

Police said that upon receipt of communication from NIT authorities, a case vide FIR Number 156/23 under section 295A,153A,153 IPC has been registered at police station Nigeen.

The non-local accused student has already left the Valley and authorities have barred him from sitting in the ongoing examination.

The accused student as per the NIT had uploaded the sensitive video on social media after receiving it from some netizens from the United States.

Meanwhile, Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti has appealed to authorities not to play with the careers of students. She was referring to incidents related to NIT and SKUAST Ganderbal. At least 7 students have been booked by police for celebrating the defeat of India against Australia in the recently concluded World Cup final match. [KNT]

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