Student Unrest: Govt Shuts 2 Premier Schools  Indefinitely

Srinagar: Class work in two Higher Secondary Schools of the city will remain suspended on Monday in view of upward spiral in student protests in this summer capital during the last over two weeks.


An official spokesperson here today said the class work in SP  and MP Higher Secondary Schools will remain suspended tomorrow as a precautionary measure.

However, he said that other higher secondary institutions, besides colleges were open in the Valley though security forces will remain deployed in strength outside these institutions to prevent any protests.

Kashmir valley witnessed spiralling protests by students on April 17, two days after security forces allegedly thrashed students, including girls, in Degree College Pulwama.

However, the protests further intensified as students’ alleged use of disproportionate force by security forces on them while they were protesting against April 15 incident.

Meanwhile, even though mobile internet services were yesterday restored in Kashmir valley, social media sites, including Facebook and Whatsapp, have been blocked to stop live streaming of protests, allegedly triggering more demonstrations. However, users of all cellular companies claim that they are assessing all the 22 banned sites through Virtual Private Networks (VPN), hence bypassing the curb on social media.

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