Barring Amar Singh college, class work resumes in all educational institutes in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 28: Classes resumed on Tuesday in all educational institutes, including Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) and Kashmir University (KU), in the valley after remaining suspended during the last four days.
However, class work remained suspended in Amar Singh College in Srinagar as a precautionary measure to prevent protests.
“All educational institutes, including schools, colleges and universities, have reopened across Kashmir valley on Monday,” official sources said.
They said only Amar Singh college will remain closed on Tuesday as a precautionary measure.
The educational institutes, including Higher Secondary Schools (HSSs) and colleges, were closed by authorities as a precautionary measure following protests and clashes, triggered by killing of Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa in a 12-hour-long encounter with security forces in Pulwama district on Friday morning.
They said normal class work has resumed on Tuesday in all educational institutes, including colleges and HSSs, in the summer capital, Srinagar. Normal classes also resumed in KU, where all examinations scheduled on Friday, Saturday and Monday were cancelled.
Similarly, degree colleges and HSSs in Anantnag, Bijbehara town and Kulgam in south, Baramulla town, Sopore, Pattan, Sumbal, Hajin in north Kashmir reopened on Tuesday after remaining closed since Friday.
They said thick attendance of students was also witnessed in HSSs and college in Budgam, which reopened on Tuesday after four days.
Musa was killed in a 12-hour-long encounter with security forces at Tral on Friday in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, triggering spontaneous protests and clashes across the valley, including many areas in Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian, Anantnag and Awantipora.
Fearing further law and order problem, the authorities imposed curfew in Srinagar and restrictions in many areas in south Kashmir on Friday. The curfew and restrictions continued on Saturday in view of a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani against the killing of Musa. After improvement in the situation, the restrictions were lifted on Sunday from the entre valley.
Meanwhile, all educational institutes were closed on Friday in the valley as a precautionary measure. The suspension of classes in HSSs and colleges continued on Saturday and Monday. However, class work till High schools were resumed on Monday in the valley following improvement in the situation.