After colleges, class work in Higher Secondary Schools (HSS) was suspended today as a precautionary measure in Kashmir valley, where students of different institutions are holding protests, demanding action against the Army personnel, who entered the Degree College, Pulwama on April 17 and allegedly thrashed students, including girls. Fearing more trouble with today being Friday, the divisional administration ordered suspension of class work in HSS in the valley. Class work in Degree colleges remained suspended since April 18, after day after Pulwama incident, in which over 60 students were injured in security force and police action. An official spokesman said according to the Divisional Administration Kashmir, teaching work in all the Higher Secondary Institutions of Kashmir Division shall remain suspended, as a precautionary measure. The Kashmir University (KU) and Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) have decided to conduct all examinations as per schedule. However, class work in both the universities will remain suspended. Fearing trouble, the government has extended the closure of colleges till today in the Kashmir valley. Colleges witnessed massive protests on April 17 after students hit the streets and clashed with security forces, demanding action against Army personnel who entered Degree college Pulwama and allegedly thrashed student, including girls. Meanwhile, near normal attendance was recorded in high schools today. Majority schools remained closed on April 18, fearing trouble after massive protests were held in educational institutions. The Divisional Administration had ordered closure of all colleges in the valley on April 18 and later extended it till today.
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