Students of Degree College in South Kashmir’s Shopian district Thursday protested against the suspension of class work. The students alleged that the government is hell bent to ruin their careers by frequently shutting down the college.
“The authorities frequently closes down the colleges across Kashmir while Degree College Shopian is shut after we protested against the brutal murder of a student of this college at the hands of Indian Forces,” a student told local newspaper.
According to the sources, a large number of students blocked the road at Gagrin area of the district resulting in the disruption of vehicular movement. The students alleged that authorities intentionally suspended the class work to trouble the students.
“As we visit College, we are being asked that teaching staff will not take any classes. Ironically, the teaching staff along with the Principal spend time in ‘worthless’ discussions but not bother to attend the classes,” the students said.
Officials from Police and Civil Administration rushed to spot to pacify the students. The officials assured that class work in the college will be resumed without any delay.
“The Government has directed us to shutdown the college after students protest against the killing of their fellow student. We have to follow the directions,” an official from the College was quoted by the local newspaper.
Pertinently, the colleges in south Kashmir were shut down on June 6 this month, after government forces killed Adil Farooq Magray, a student of Degree College Shopian. The slain student was a resident of Ganaaavpora village of the Shopian district.
The killing had sparked violent protests by students over the next few days, forcing authorities to shutdown the college for an indefinite period of time.