Students of Women’s College Islamabad protest against Kashmir University

Srinagar: Scores of undergraduate students from Government Degree College for women today held a protest demonstration in the college ground in South Kashmir’s Islamabad area against Kashmir University demanding reduction of syllabus of their 5th and 6th semesters.

Raising Slogans, ‘We want justice’, Reduce syllabus by 50 per cent for 5th and 6th semesters’, ‘Conduct backlog paper examinations as soon as possible’, the protesting students threatened to intensify the agitation if their demands were not fulfilled.

“We started the undergraduate courses in 2015 and were supposed to finish them in 2017, but we are still left with two semesters because of the 2016 unrest and situation thereafter,” Insha Jan, a girl student said.

She said that as the university authority has now decided to take our 5th and 6th semester examination jointly, we are expected to prepare and study two semesters in three months which otherwise takes 12 months.

Demanding their syllabus be reduced by 50 per cent so that they can prepare for the examinations, the protesting students further said that the result of their 1st semester backlog papers, which were held in 2015, are yet to be declared.

‘The University is yet to conduct examination of 2nd and 3rd semester backlog examinations”, they added.

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