Colleges Reopen After About A Week

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Srinagar: Colleges reopened after a about a week long suspension of teaching work in the Kashmir valley, where students boycotted classes and hit the streets, demanding action against security forces who entered Degree Collegee Pulwama and allegedly thrashed students, including girls on April 17.

Students in Pulwama college were protesting against establishing a naka near the college main gate by security forces, who later burst teargas shells, fired pellets and resorted to lathicharge in which over 60 students were injured.

Fearing more trouble after students across the Kashmir valley took to streets and clashed with security forces, authorities ordered closure of all colleges and Higher Secondary Schools (HSS) besides other institutions. The Kashmir University (KU), Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) also suspended classes and postponed examinations. However, KU and IUST conducted examinations later last week.

However, schools and HSS reopened last week while colleges remained closed as a precautionary measure.

Colleges reopened today after authorities did not extended closure of institutions.

Students, including women, were seen attending their classes in the colleges today.

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