Published: 01st August 2017
Educational institutes closed in Kashmir following protests
The order came in the wake of protests after the killing of top Lakshar-e-Toiba commander Abu Dujana
Authorities on Tuesday suspended class work in all educational institutions across Kashmir in the wake of protests after the killing of top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Abu Dujana in an encounter with security forces. All schools, colleges and universities have been closed for the day, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan said.
Khan said he issued the order for the closure as a precautionary measure in view of the prevailing situation. Clashes broke out in many parts of the Valley following the killing of two LeT militants, including Dujana, in South Kashmir's Pulwama district this morning. A civilian was killed and several others injured today as security forces opened fire on stone-pelting protestors near the encounter site where two militants were killed. The authorities have also suspended mobile Internet services across the Valley.