KU to hold exams amid restrictions, leaves students in lurch

Srinagar: The Kashmir University is going ahead with its scheduled examination for choice-based papers on October 9 even after the government has placed restrictions in the downtown area of Srinagar in response to a shutdown call given by pro-freedom leaders to protest the unabated braid-chopping incidents in the Valley. 

The students, however, are complaining that while nearby students will face hardships to reach the campus, far-off students may not reach the campus due to unavailability of transport and restrictions laid down by the government forces.

“Srinagar administration has decided to impose restrictions under Section 144 CrPC in 7 police stations tomorrow, the 9th of October 2017. The areas where restrictions will be imposed include Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, Safakadal, M R Gunj, Maisuma and Kralkhud,” local news agency KNS reported today.

The bulk of the people reach the Kashmir University through the downtown area.

“I have to reach the campus from Kupwara which I simply can’t. We are going to convey this to the authorities in the morning that in prevailing circumstances we can’t reach the varsity,” said Mubashir Ahmad Khan, a student enrolled in KU’s Business and Financial studies department.

Other students too shared the same concern.

The varsity’s Public Relations Officer, Faheem Aslam, said that all examinations will be held as per the schedule. He refused to comment as to how the students shall reach the campus.

“Those who will miss it, we will conduct their examination separately,” the PRO said.

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