PULWAMA: Scores of students Wednesday attacked Degree College Pulwama with stones when College administration disallowed them to appear in English paper for which the examination was being conducted for the first year students.
Reports said that Degree College Pulwama administration did not permit more than 80 students to appear in the examination after which agitated students resorted to violence and attacked College staff and building with stones. Police was called in to disperse the students and during the clashes at least 8 students were injured.
We were barred on the pretext that we had no English paper during mid-term examination. If such was the case then how come Kashmir University demanded fee from us and issued roll number slips in our favour. It indicates that Kashmir University takes the career of students casually, a student Javid Ahmed said.
When contacted, Principal Degree College Pulwama, Mushtaq Ali Mir confirmed that it was the mistake of Kashmir University which issued the roll numbers in favour of students even after implementing single paper scheme. He said that for the first time Kashmir University has implemented single paper scheme under which only those students are eligible for appearing the examination who would have passed mid-term examination. I did not allow these students under rules and if they have any grievances they should contact Controller Examination Kashmir University, he said.
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