Srinagar: Classes in colleges across Kashmir remained suspended as a “precautionary measure” for the third consecutive day Thursday, in wake of the students’ protests against the alleged high-handedness of government 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, official sources said.
Authorities on Wednesday issued directions for suspending the teaching work in all colleges of Kashmir division for two more days till Thursday as “a precautionary measure”.
After Monday’s widespread demonstrations against the alleged high-handedness of 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 call for protests after Friday prayers, the Divisional Commissioner issued fresh orders for suspending the teaching work for two more days till April 21.
Scores of students were injured in the alleged action of 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. PTI