Amidst the J&K government efforts to resume normal classwork at the National Institute of Technology, the actor turned political activist, Anupam Kher and Ashok Pandit, who called J&K Police “anti-national”, tried to reach NIT here.
Sources said Kher, who has been at the forefront of allegedly “invoking communal machinations”, and Ashoke Pandit had flown to Srinagar this morning and were barred from proceeding to NIT.
“They have been stopped from moving out of the airport,” sources said, “this step has been taken to prevent any further disturbance in NIT.
IGP Kashmir, Syed Javed Mujtaba Gilani, DIG Central Kashmir Ghulam Hassan Bhat, SSP Budgam Fayaz Ahmad Lone are present at the airport.
Sources added that upon being denied permission to visit NIT, Kher insisted to pay a visit to Shankar Achariya temple, Kheer Bhawani temple and to his cousin sister in Shivpora Srinagar. “It was not granted either.”
Kher and Pandit will be sent back to New Delhi by Air India flight scheduled at 12:30.”
The outstation NIT students have been boycotting classes after they said their demands have not been met.
But, J&K Dy CM, Nirmal Singh, has said that the demands of “fast internet services and uninterrupted electricity” will be met soon.