Kashmir: Colleges to remain shut in Valley for 2 more days

According to the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, teaching work in all colleges of Kashmir division shall remain suspended on April 20 and 21.

The Jammu and Kashmir government today ordered all the colleges to remain shut in the state for the next two days.

According to the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan, teaching work in all colleges of Kashmir division shall remain suspended on April 20 and 21, as a precautionary measure.

Colleges across the Valley remained closed today for the second consecutive day following protests by students in difference colleges.

Tensions have been escalating after students clashed with security forces at several places in Kashmir Valley on Monday during protests against the alleged "high-handedness" of security forces at a college in Pulwama in south Kashmir.

On Wednesday, college students in Kangan and Pattan towns of Valley also protested against the high-handedness of police with the students of Pulwama Degree College on April 15. 50 students were injured during the clashes in Pulwama.

Meanwhile, education authorities have attached the principal of Degree College Pulwama and given the responsibility of the college to another senior faculty member.

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