Police Closes Coaching Centres In Srinagar Till Jan 26

SRINAGAR — Police have asked the owners of coaching centres operating in different areas of Srinagar to wind up their operations till January 26.

According to a local news agency CNS, the decision to close down the coaching centres has been taken in wake of the two grenade attacks in the heart of Srinagar city.

A grenade was lobbed on a security picket near Akash Educational Institute at Rajbagh which resulted in the injuries of three cops including an Assistant Sub-Inspector. Another grenade was lobbed near Ghanta Ghar that didn’t cause any injuries to anyone.

  A couple of owners of Coaching Centres told the news agency that they didn’t receive any formal or written order from authorities but “a message was conveyed to us through concerned police officers directing us to windup our operations till January 26.”

“ How can a police officer diktat terms as he has no mandate in this regard. If they really want to shut the coaching centres, they should issue a formal order,” they said.

The Coaching centre owners termed the decision as ‘dictatorial’ and said that everything in Kashmir is justified in the garb of security. “We don’t have any issue with the police. we want that Directorate of School Education issue a written order and give reasons thereof what prompts it to waste the precious time of students,” they said.

The coaching centre owners lamented that government is non-serious about the education system of Kashmir valley while the future of the students hardly matters for it.


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