Karzai to address IIT-Kanpur students


Kanpur, Mar 2: Security has been stepped up in the city in view of former Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s visit to address students of IIT Kanpur.

“Karzai will address students and take part in the institute’s ‘Techkriti’ festival tomorrow,” Kanpur District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said on Wednesday.

Karzai will reach Lucknow tomorrow, from where he will travel to the IIT campus by car or helicopter, he said.

Security has been tightened in the city with CRPF personnel called in to supplement local police force, he said, adding that the route that would be taken by the ex-Afghan president’s is being properly inspected.

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