Class work suspended in schools, colleges in north Kashmir’s Kupwara

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Baramulla: All educational institutions in the frontier Kupwara district remained closed today amid fears of protests against the killing of top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Mannan Bashir Wani and his associate in a gunfight with government forces last week.

Barring Karnah and Macchil, class work in all the schools and colleges in the north Kashmir district remained suspended today as a ‘precautionary measure’, officials told Kashmir Reader.

However, the locals told Kashmir Reader that the educational institutions have been closed amid apprehension of protests by students over the killing of Mannan Wani and his associate.

Wani, a top Hizb commander and his associate were killed in a fierce encounter with government forces in Shatgund village of the district on Thursday.