Sabzar killing: Class work suspended in most colleges, schools in Srinagar

BK News Desk/Srinagar
May 27, 2017 TOP STORIES 216 Views

Class work has been suspended in majority of the colleges and schools, including private institutions, in this summer capital as a precautionary measure in view of the protests, triggered by killing of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Sabzar Bhat in an encounter.
Official sources here today said that classes in Women’s College MA road, S P College were suspended in the afternoon and students were asked to go home.
“The classes were suspended to avoid student protests in the colleges in view of killing of Sabzar Bhat, successor of Burhan Wani and another militant in an encounter this morning in south Kashmir,” they added. Both the institutions witnessed massive demonstration last and early this month against entry of Army into Degree college at Pulwama last month.
A staffer in the Woman’s college confirmed that the classes were suspended at 1200 hrs in view of protests, triggered by the killing of Sabzar.
Class work was also suspended at Amar Singh College, where security forces burst teargas shells to disperse demonstrators, who were protesting against the killing the HM commander.
Meanwhile, class work at many Higher Secondary and Middle schools, including private schools, were suspended in view of protests.
“I received a call from the school administration asking me to take my kids home from the school as the educational institute has been shut in view of the situation,” Mohammad Yousif, a resident of Malroo in city outskirts told UNI.
Similar, reports were coming from other parts of the city.
Meanwhile, clashes erupted at various places in Srinagar between security forces and protestors, who were demonstrating against the killing of Sabzar.

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