Colleges remain closed for third day in Kashmir in wake of students' protests
Classes in colleges across Kashmir remained suspended as a precationary measure for the third consecutive day on Thursday in wake of the students' protests against the alleged high-handedness of security forces.
Srinagar: Classes in colleges across Kashmir remained suspended as a precationary measure for the third consecutive day on Thursday in wake of the students' protests against the alleged high-handedness of security forces.
The teaching work in all colleges across Kashmir Valley remained suspended for the third day following orders to this effect issued by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Khan, officials said.
On Wednesday, Khan issued directions for suspending the teaching work in all colleges of Kashmir division for two more days till Friday as a precautionary measure.
After Monday's widespread demonstrations against the alleged high-handedness of security forces against students of Degree College Pulwama on Saturday, the divisional administration had issued orders for closure of Kashmir University, all colleges and higher secondary schools across the Valley for a day on Tuesday.
In the wake of the separatists' call for protests after Friday prayers, the Divisional Commissioner on Wednesday issued fresh orders for suspending the teaching work for two more days till 21 April.
However, Kashmir University resumed classes on Wednesday.
While scores of students were injured in the alleged action of security forces, including army, against students at Pulwama on the weekend, Monday's clashes also left several dozen students injured.
Five police personnel were also injured.
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