Un-official holiday in colleges to prevent protests
Srinagar, March 17, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities on Saturday closed colleges without an official order while authorities in the Kashmir University also put restrictions on the movement of students in the campus to prevent the students from holding protests.
The Muttahida Majlis-e-Mushawrat (MMM), a forum of pro-liberation organization’s spearheading the campaign for the return of Kashmiri leaders, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru, from New Delhi’s Tihar jail to Kashmir, had called for protest in colleges and universities of the occupied territory.
Many students in Srinagar, Islamabad and other towns told mediamen that they were informed by teachers that colleges were closed and there would be no class work. “We were not even allowed to sit outside the college,” said a student in Srinagar.
In the Kashmir University, students with only valid Campus identity card were allowed to enter the campus. “I came from Ganderbal to get a certificate from administration block but was not allowed to enter the campus at Sheikh-ul-Aalam gate by the police,” said Hidayatullah Mir a student. The authorities also deployed police in the campus in view of the possible protests.
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