Shopian, June 15: Students of Degree College in South Kashmir’s Shopian district Thursday protested against authorities alleging that government is hell bent to ruin their careers and are frequently shutting down the college.
“The panicky government frequently closes down the colleges across Kashmir while Degree College Shopian is shut after we protested against the brutal murder of a student of this college at the hands of Indian Forces,” said protesting students.
Pertinently, on June 6 this month, Adil Farooq Magray, a student of Degree College Shopian and a resident of Gonoupora village was shot dead by troopers after protesters in the area pelted stones on them to help the militants to escape from the spot. The killing had sparked violent protests from students next day, forcing authorities to shutdown the college for an indefinite period of time.
Witnesses and reports told CNS that a large number of students blocked the road at Gagrin area of the district resulting in the disruption of vehicular movement. The students alleged that authorities intentionally suspended the class work to trouble the students.
“As we visit College, we are being asked that teaching staff will not take any classes. Ironically, the teaching staff along with the Principal spend time in ‘worthless’ discussions but not bother to attend the classes,” the students said.
Officials from Police and Civil administration rushed to spot to pacify the students. The officials assured that class work in the college will be resumed without any delay.
“The Government has directed us to shutdown the college after students protest against the killing of their fellow student. We have to follow the directions,” said an official from the College. (CNS)