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Educational institutions closed in Kashmir Valley

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Authorities have ordered the shut down of higher secondary schools, colleges and universities in the on Saturday to prevent a face off between agitating students and the security forces.

Students have taken to the streets against civilian killings in Shopian and Ganderbal districts.

On Friday, clashes between angry protesters and the security forces erupted across the valley after the Friday prayers.

In addition to closing of the educational institutes, the authorities have also postponed exams scheduled for Saturday.

No separatist group have called for protests or a shutdown on Saturday.

Public transport, shops and other businesses started functioning in and some other places on valley after Friday's shutdown.

Very few commuters and shoppers were, however, seen in the old city and uptown areas of

between Baramulla and Bannihal towns will remain suspended on Saturday.

Heavy contingents of police and the (CRPF) have been deployed in and all the district headquarters of the valley.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, April 07 2018. 09:32 IST
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