CBSE postpones UGC-NET exam in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: CBSE, which is holding UGC-NET exam on Sunday, has postponed the test in Srinagar where curfew-like restrictions were imposed following protests over the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen poster boy Burhan Wani in an encounter.
“All the candidates appearing in UGC-NET scheduled to be held on July 10, 2016 at Srinagar city are informed that due to unavoidable circumstances, this examination is been postponed,” CBSE said in a statement today.
The next date of examination for all these candidates will be announced in due course of time, it said.
There are 16 examination centers in Srinagar, in which 10,255 candidates are registered for the examination.
Eight persons were killed and 50 injured in clashes in Kashmir between security forces and violent protesters who set ablaze five buildings, including three police installations, and some vehicles to protest the killing of Wani in an encounter.
Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in many parts of Kashmir where mobile internet services were suspended across the Valley and mobile telephony services restricted in south Kashmir, the epicenter of the trouble.