Srinagar:After colleges, class work in Higher Secondary Schools was suspended on Friday as a precautionary measure in the Kashmir valley, where students of different institutions are holding protests, demanding action against security personnel who launched a crackdown on Degree college Pulwama on April 15 and thrashed students there leaving more than 50 of them injured.
Fearing more trouble today being Friday, the divisional administration ordered suspension of class work in higher secondary schools too in the Kashmir valley.
Class work in Degree colleges remained suspended since April 17, after day after Pulwama incident.
An official spokesman said on Friday that as per instructions of the Divisional Administration Kashmir, teaching work in all the Colleges of the Kashmir Division shall remain suspended on Saturday too as a precautionary measure.
The order came despite an appeal by the Kashmir University Students Union (KUSU) calling on students to return to their classes.
Meanwhile, near normal attendance was recorded in schools despite this being Friday.
Majority schools remained closed on April 18 fearing trouble after massive protests were held in educational institutions .
The Kashmir University (KU) and Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) have decided to conduct all examinations as per schedule. However, class work in both the universities remained suspended on Friday.
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