Protests in KU after assistant professor goes missing

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Srinagar: Protests rock University of Kashmir on Saturday after a contractual assistant professor appointed in sociology department went missing, reports said.
The missing assistant professor has been identified as Muhammad Rafiq Bhat, a resident of Ganderbal.
The said assistant professor is missing since yesterday, reports quoting his family sources said.
Meanwhile, a Kashmir University statement said that the family members of one of the contractual lecturers in the Department of Sociology namely Dr Mohammad Rafi Bhat S/o Abdul Rahim Bhat R/o Chunduna Ganderbal have this morning reported to the university’s chief proctor that he is missing since yesterday.
The vice-chancellor has written to the Director General of Police, requesting him that all efforts be made to trace the whereabouts of the said contractual lecturer, the statement said.
“The offices of the Hon’ble Chancellor as well as the Hon’ble Pro-Chancellor have also been apprised about the matter,” the statement added.
According to the statement the vice chancellor personally met the protesting students and assured them that all efforts would be made to trace the missing lecturer.
The university is in touch with the local police, the statement said adding “Students are requested to maintain calm and cooperate”.

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