Use Social Media Cautiously, JK UT Govt Advises Students

SRINAGAR: In wake of the campus unrest in Delhi and Aligarh, the Union Territory government of Jammu and Kashmir has suggested the students to use the social media cautiously.

“The students are further requested to use the social media cautiously and refrain from any such activity which can disturb peace and harmony,” the government said in a brief statement. “They are further advised not to pay heed to any of the rumours and are requested to contact on following numbers for assistance.”

The advisory issued by the Higher Education Department of the government has listed the names and cell phone numbers of the liaison officers at six places across India, who were appointed by the last government.

The statement said that the government has already nominated six liaison officers in various states for students studying outside Jammu and Kashmir to redress their grievance or to ease out their difficulty or distress.

The step has been taken to ensure the safety and welfare of the J&K students pursuing higher education outside Jammu and Kashmir.

Students studying outside Jammu and Kashmir have been asked to contact Rimpy Ohri, Additional Secretary R.C. Office New Delhi (9419193343) in Bhopal and Jaipur; Veedushi Kapoor, Deputy Director Information, New Delhi (9888918303) in NCR, Meerut and Dehradun; Dr. Inderjot Singh, Manager JK House (9419019175) in Chandigarh; Sanjay Pandita, Under Secretary in RC officer New Delhi (9419102045) in Aligarh and Pune; Vinay Keasar, I/C Area Marketing Officer J&K (9797581853) in Bengaluru; and Ashwani Kumar, I/C Area Marketing Officer J&K HP&M (9469238379/9149827879) in Chennai and Hyderabad to redress any grievance or to ease out their difficulty or distress.

Further Secretary Higher Education Talat Parvez (0191-2542880/9419400065) and Mohammad Yaseen, Director Colleges J&K (9469077609) can also be contacted for help and assistance.

The liaison officers are in constant touch with the local administration/college administration and the state governments to reach out to the students of J&K.

“The students have been advised to use the social media cautiously and refrain from any such activity which can disturb peace and harmony. They are also advised not to pay heed to rumours and contact aforesaid liaison officers for assistance,” the statement said.

The advisory was issued in wake of students unrest in Delhi and Aligarh. Tens of thousands of students are enrolled in hundreds of academic institutions outside Jammu and Kashmir.

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