Valley Colleges Shut For 5th Day


Srinagar: Class work in colleges remained suspended for the fifty day today in Kashmir valley, where student protests have witnessed an upward spiral against security force action on pupils, including girls, of different Degree colleges since April 15.

However, classes resumed in majority of the Higher Secondary Schools (HSS) today after remaining suspended yesterday as a precautionary measure.

Class work in Degree colleges remained suspended since April 17, two days after Pulwama incident, in which over 60 students, including girls, were injured in security force and police action on April 15 (Saturday).

An official spokesman said according to the Divisional Administration Kashmir, teaching work in all Government Degree colleges will remain suspended today in Kashmir Division as a precautionary measure.

Meanwhile, according to the Registrar Cluster University Srinagar, the entrance test for 5-year integrated courses would be held today at 1500 hrs.

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 will remain suspended till today.

Fearing trouble, the government has extended the closure of colleges till today in the Kashmir valley. Colleges witnessed massive protests on April 17 after students hit the streets and clashed with security forces, demanding action against Army personnel who entered Degree College Pulwama and allegedly thrashed student, including girls on April 15.

Meanwhile, near normal attendance was recorded in Higher Secondary and High Schools today.


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