By Insha Latief
SRINAGAR: Kashmir University’s Law department has directed the students to attend classes even as the varsity has suspended classwork in view of inclement weather. The campus announced suspension of classwork from January 18 to 29 because of snowfall and rains.
A law department student Aasif Wani said, “Students are really annoyed over the department’s decision to resume class work when weather advisory for snowfall has been issued.”
He said the authorities at varsity’s hostel had told students they would not be responsible for power outages, which would shut the heating system off.
Many students said it was quite “annoying” to attend classes in harsh cold weather amid lack of heating arrangements in the department.
They said the security across the Valley would be heightened ahead of January 26. “You can see thin attendance of students ahead of it. The department should understand our problem and call off class work like other departments are doing,” they said.
KU dean law faculty Prof Mohammad Hussain, however, said “extra classwork is meant to compensate the time lost in 2016. Students too need to understand it for their own sake.”
Hussain said that hostels and classrooms were equipped with heating facilities all day. “During power cuts, we start gensets so that students could study without any hindrance,” he said.