Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is expected to fly down to the summer capital Srinagar from Jammu, a day after her deputy Nirmal Singh met representatives of protesting non-local students and held five-hour long talks with them yesterday.

Education Minister Naeem Akhtar, a three-member team of union human resources development ministry, NIT-Srinagar Director Rohit Gupta and senior civil and police officers were also present in the meeting held at Nirmal Singh's official residence here.

Nirmal Singh said most of the demands of the agitating students had been accepted, but they were told that shifting of the NIT outside the valley "was out of question".

With regard to the students' demand that action be taken against local policemen, they were told that a magisterial probe was going on and its findings will determine who needs to be proceeded against, he said.

NIT officials have confirmed that some injured students wanted to go home and arrangements have been made for this.

Trouble began after some students of NIT-Srinagar allegedly celebrated India's loss to the West Indies in a T20 cricket match last week. Non-local students objected to the celebrations and countered them with their own demonstration in India's support.

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