‘Deeply disturbed’ Governor discusses student protests with Bukhari, Dhar

‘Deeply disturbed’ Governor discusses student protests with Bukhari, Dhar

SRINAGAR: “Deeply disturbed” by the unending student protests  in Kashmir Valley, Governor N N Vohra held a series of meetings  on Wednesday to discuss the issue.
Vohra held discussions with Education minister Altaf Bukhari, President of the DP Dhar Memorial Trust, Vijay Dhar, and Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir with Prof Khurshid Andrabi.
A statement issued by Governor’s office said that Vohra was deeply disturbed by the series of recent reports on incidents involving students in situations leading to public disorder, and has been repeatedly stressing his concern that the educational interests of the entire student community must be vigorously advanced and protected and, under no circumstances, should the future careers of the student community be allowed to get exploited or compromised in any manner.
The statement said that since the opening of the Durbar in Srinagar the Governor has held a series of meetings in connection with the maintenance of law and order and internal security. Besides conveying his concerns to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, the Governor held extensive discussions with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday in which he had particularly urged her to take all required steps for ensuring that the students community is immunised against any involvement in law and order situations.
In his meeting with the Governor, Education minister Bukhari briefed him about the steps taken by the School and Higher Education Departments and the initiatives personally taken by him to see that students are protected from involvement in law and order incidents.
After deliberating on the factors which have led to the involvement of students, even girls, the Governor has decided to hold an urgent further meeting with the Vice Chancellors and other stakeholders for agreed further action being taken for ensuring against recurring disruption of the educational system in Kashmir Valley.
IN his meeting with  VC Andrabi , Vohra stressed on the role and responsibilities of the university faculty in ensuring against any unhealthy influences being allowed to adversely affect the teaching schedules in the colleges and universities.

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