Colleges, Varsities remain shut to prevent protests

Schools, colleges and universities remained closed in the Valley today to prevent protests by students following the killing of Lashkar commander Abu Dujana and his associate in Pulwama on Tuesday.
The government had announced the closure of all educational institutions in the Valley as many school and college students had clashed with the police in many parts of the Valley, including Srinagar, on Tuesday.
The killings triggered a shutdown in the commercial hub here after students from various schools assembled at MA Road and raised pro-freedom slogans on Tuesday. The students, including girls, threw stones at the police, leading to clashes.
Students of Islamic University of Science and Technology also boycotted their classes after their sit-in to block the Srinagar-Jammu highway was thwarted by the police.
Following protest and clashes, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan ordered the closure of all colleges and schools in Kashmir. The schools are scheduled to open tomorrow.
All exams were also postponed today due to the tense situation. However, Controller of Examinations, University of Kashmir, Prof Salam Bhat said the exams scheduled for Thursday will be held as per the schedule. “The university will open tomorrow and all exams will be held as per the schedule,” the official said.

Varsity exams as per schedule on Thursday
Controller of Examinations, University of Kashmir, Prof Salam Bhat said examinations would be held as per schedule on Thursday. “The university will open tomorrow (Thursday) and all exams will be held as per schedule,” he said. Meanwhile, the Srinagar DC said classes would remain suspended at Amar Singh College, SP College, Gandhi College, Islamia College, SP Higher Sec School and MP Higher Sec School.