Srinagar: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed who is also the Chancellor of the Islamic University of Science and Technology on Sunday ordered the postponement of the first its convocation in view of the tragic death of a truck conductor in an attack in Udhampur.
Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani was scheduled to hand out degrees to passouts of the IUST at a function at the varsity campus at Awantipora in Pulwama district on Monday.
The convocation was postponed by the Chief Minister in view of the death of truck conductor Zahid Rasool Bhat, who succumbed to his injuries today at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, where he was undergoing treatment after being attacked by hooligans at Udhampur on October 9, an official spokesperson said.
On Saturday, a young MBA pass out, in his Facebook profile, had said he would not accept his degree at IUST from Irani as a protest against “diminishing freedoms” in the country.
Meanwhile, Kashmir University and the Board of School Education (BOSE) Kashmir postponed all examinations which were scheduled to be held tomorrow due to the prevailing situation.
“All the exams have been postponed scheduled to be held on Monday and fresh dates will be announced separately,” an official of the BOSE said. Kashmir University also issued a similar statement.