KU Law Students Continue Protests For March Exams


SRINAGAR — Despite rains and intense cold, hundreds of students from law school of Kashmir University on Thursday staged fresh protest outside the secretariat of the varsity’s vice chancellor, demanding final examinations be held in March.

Reports said students from 6th semester LLB including from supplementary shift assembled outside the VC’s secretariat and staged the protest in support of their “genuine” demand. 

“A notification should be issued announcing examination in March,” the students said, reiterating that the authorities were unnecessarily rushing through the examination. 

“The authorities seem to be rushing through the examination but we request them to follow the proper schedule and hold the examinations in March so that we get proper time to prepare,” the students said.

Students demand proper time to prepare to face examination with “relaxed mind rather than under duress.”

The weather in Kashmir Valley is also not feasible for examinations given that the deep freeze and power woes are adding to the difficulties of the people, particularly the students.      

The head of a department has issued a notification by virtue of which students have been offered a choice of examination in March in December. 

“This is unprecedented. There are a few senior students, some of whom wield political influence and it seems that worthy head of department is acting on some dictates. We request vice chancellor to interfere and ensure that examination is conducted as per majority demand rather than give an impression that politics has plagued the varsity also,” the students said. 

To pacify the protesting students, some senior faculty members reached the spot and are trying to pacify the protesting students. 

Pol Science Students Seek Second Shift In KU

The students of Political Science Thursday asked the Kashmir University authorities to start evening classes in the subject so that the students won’t have to take up admissions outside the state.”

They said that the Kashmir University has already started second shift for the students of Law, History and Urdu. The students from Political Science demanded the classes on same pattern. “When authorities at Kashmir University can start second shift for these students, why can’t they start such classes for us,” they said.

“A student has to spend the same time he or she spends in the first shift. The second shift starts at 2 or 3 pm that ends before dusk. The University also provide transport facilities to these students. We request Kashmir University Vice Chancellor to save our precious time and start second shift for us,” the students said.

 They said that in absence of second shift for the political science students, the students are taking admissions in outside state Universities. “There are students who can’t afford admissions in outside Universities,” the students said.





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