Assures punishment to culprits, appeals students to focus on academics
Srinagar, Apr 23: The government has decided to open colleges and higher secondary schools tomorrow for academic activities after closure for a week following protests and clashes.
Minister for Education Syed Altaf Bukhari told KNS that all colleges and higher secondary schools will remain open from tomorrow (Monday).
“I appeal the students to focus on academic and career activities. They should not allow outsiders to exploit their sentiments. I also appeal parents to cooperate with the government to help achieve academic excellence of their children,” Bukhari told KNS.
Assuring punishment to “culprits” who assaulted students during protests, the minister said that he has asked Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, to inquire into these incidents of assaults and protests and submit inquiry within a week
“I have asked security forces not to interfere and enter into college and schools premises,” the minister said.
The colleges and higher secondary schools were closed for week following protests by students against assault of their colleagues in Pulwama government colleges last week.
“I appeal the students to talk to their institution heads and teachers in case they face any issues. Taking to streets and stone pelting do not suit the students,” he said. (KNS)