Zair Musa encounter: Educational institutions remain closed in Kashmir

Srinagar: Fear and panic has again gripped the valley as most educational institutions remained closed for the fourth consecutive day on Monday in Srinagar and adjoining districts in wake of killing of Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa in a security operation last week. 

The shutdown has been enforced as a precautionary measure.

Zakir Musa along with two militants was killed in an encounter with forces which had ensued after a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) had been launched at Tral in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on May 23.

The authorities have announced that class work in Higher Secondary Schools and colleges and Universities will remain suspended on Monday as a precautionary measure.

The Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Syed Abid Rashid said that all the schools and colleges will remain closed in the district today. 


In Anantnag district, the class work in degree colleges and higher secondary schools of Anantnag and Bijbehara town will remain suspended. However, the class work will resume in rest of the areas of the district. Likewise, the class work in its adjoining district Kulgam will also remain suspended in all degree colleges and higher secondary school Nehama of the district.

Class work would remain suspended in colleges and higher secondary schools in Baramulla town, Sopore and Pattan in north Kashmir district of Baramulla. In north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, authorities said that all higher secondary schools and colleges will remain closed.

The class work will also remain suspended in higher secondary schools and degree colleges of Budgam district, Similarly, four higher secondary schools of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, two in Bandipora and one each in Sumbal and Hajin also remain suspended.

In Srinagar, the deputy commissioner has ordered suspension of class work in all higher secondary schools and colleges of the district on Monday. An official said that the decision has been taken as a precautionary measure in view of the situation.

The class work at Presentation Convent school will remain suspended only for 11th and 12th classes on Monday. Meanwhile, the class work will also remain suspended at Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora today.

The Kashmir University (KU) has also postponed the second-semester B Ed examination scheduled today. UNI

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