Jammu and Kashmir

Crisis Unfolds at NIT Srinagar as Hindu Student Faces death threat Over Alleged Social Media Post

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Jammu and Kashmir
Crisis Unfolds at NIT Srinagar as Hindu Student Faces death threat Over Alleged Social Media Post
Personal Details Leaked, Sister's Photos Morphed – Student Suspended and FIR Filed
 "Sar Tan Se J..." Slogans Echo as Fatwa Further Escalates Unrest
Srinagar, 29 November, 2023: In a shocking turn of events, NIT Srinagar finds itself embroiled in controversy once again as a student faces severe consequences following an Instagram post on Prophet Muhammad. The incident, reminiscent of the recent case involving Nupur Sharma, has taken a disturbing turn with radical Islamists issuing a fatwa against the NIT Srinagar student.

The situation escalated quickly, with the student's personal details leaked and his sister's photos maliciously manipulated and shared online. In response to the controversy, the college administration took swift action, suspending the student, and a First Information Report (FIR) has been filed against him.

Disturbingly, the air at NIT Srinagar has been filled with chants of "Labaik-Labaik" and "Allah-U-Akbar," creating an atmosphere of fear and tension. The virality of the video, posted by the student amid the Israel-Palestine conflict, has added fuel to the fire, drawing widespread attention to the incident.

Beyond the allegations of blasphemy, there are speculations that the student's relationship with a Kashmiri girl may have triggered the radical response from Islamists. This revelation adds a new layer of complexity to an already charged situation, pointing to potential cultural and religious tensions within the college community.

The aftermath has seen massive protests erupting within NIT Srinagar, driven by the anger and dissatisfaction of students over the alleged blasphemous remarks made by the Marathi Hindu student. The protests have taken a dark turn with the leaking of the student's personal information and the disturbing morphing and sharing of his sister's photos.

Among the slogans raised during the protests, the ominous "Sar Tan Se J..." has struck a nerve, reflecting the intensity of emotions involved in the incident. Additionally, a fatwa has been issued against the student, indicating the severity of the backlash he is facing.

As NIT Srinagar grapples with this crisis, it raises important questions about the intersection of freedom of expression, cultural diversity, and religious sensitivities within educational institutions. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the challenges faced by students navigating a complex landscape where personal beliefs and expressions can have far-reaching consequences.