Several students have been reportedly asked to vacate their hostels amidst rumours of a terror attack, and KTR has assured all help from the state government.

Telugu students in Kashmir worried over panic in Valley reach out to KTR for helpStudents leaving Kashmir
news Kashmir Saturday, August 03, 2019 - 17:26

Amidst rumours of a tense situation prevailing in Kashmir over a possible terror attack, students from the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, have been reportedly asked to vacate the hostel.

Following this, the worried Telugu students have reached out to KCR, the working president of TRS and son of Chief Minister KCR, KT Rama Rao (KTR). 

Responding to their pleas, KTR has assured all possible help from the government, and said that they have alerted officials to accommodate the students.

KTR has advised the anxious students and parents to reach out to the Resident Commissioner for all queries and help.

KTR tweeted: “Been receiving some anxious messages from Telugu students of NIT, Srinagar as Govt of India has asked for campus to be vacated & asked students to leave immediately. Be rest assured, Govt of Telangana will assist you in safe return. Have alerted our officials to reach out & help."

He added: “Any student/parent wanting assistance, please call our Resident Commissioner Sri Vedantam Giri at 011-2338 2041 or on his mobile +91 99682 99337 at Telangana Bhavan, New Delhi.”

As the armed forces are on high alert in the wake of a possible terror threat, confusion prevails on the ground. While the officials have been claiming that no educational institution has been asked to shut down, the students have been saying that they are being forced to vacate the hostel.

On Friday, after receiving intelligence inputs of a terror attack, the government had called off the Amarnath Yatra, and tourists have been recalled.

Airlines like Air India, Vistara and Indigo have temporarily waived off their cancellation fee and rescheduling charges.

Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik on Friday evening had asked the people to maintain calm and not believe in rumours.

Meanwhile, former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Shah Faesal, Sajjad Lone and Imran Ansari have approached the Governor for a meeting over the apparent panic in the Valley.


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