SRINAGAR Authorities at National Institute of Technology Hazratbal Srinagar on Wednesday ordered closure of all shops on the campus in view of the Indo-Pak Asia cup cricket match played at Dubai.
“In view of Indo-Pak cricket match scheduled today, all shopkeepers of the NIT campus are hereby directed to close their shops from 4:00 pm to midnight as a precautionary measure to avoid untoward incident,” reads a notification issued by the Ex-Engineer P&D wing of NIT Hazratbal here. The match started at 5 p.m.
An official said the decision was taken to avoid any tension between local and non-local students who would otherwise watch the match at these shops in the.
Last year, local and non-local students clashed during the Indo-Pak cricket match. The clash prompted NIT authorities to suspend class work for several days.