Bandipora rape: Classes suspended in most edu institutes in Kashmir

Image result for Bandipora rape: Classes suspended in most edu institutes in KashmirSrinagar Amid clashes between security forces and students demanding capital punishment for accused in the rape of a three-year-old girl in Bandipora, most of the educational institutes, including Islamic University of science and technology (IUST), colleges and some Higher Secondary Schools, have been closed in the valley as a precautionary measure on Wednesday.

Official sources said that authorities have ordered suspension of class work in the colleges in Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal in central; Baramulla, Sopore, Bandipora, Kupwara in north and Anantnag in south Kashmir today.

They said Higher Secondary Schools (HSSs) in some towns in the valley have also been closed on Wednesday as a precautionary measure.

The order of suspension of classes in these educational institutes comes in the back drop of massive clashes and protestors by students in the valley against rape of the minor girl on May 8 in north Kashmir district of Bandipora.

Students of Amar Singh College on Tuesday clashed with security forces, demanding capital punishment for the rape accused. Similar protests and clashes were reported from some other HSSs and colleges in the valley during the last couple of days.

Meanwhile, classes remained suspended for the second successive day in IUST, where students protested against the crime.

Over a dozen people were injured during clashes and protests which erupted on Monday across the valley.

Governor Satya Pal Malik and Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan later on Monday appealed people to maintain peace, brotherhood and Law & Order, assuring that the inquiry of Sumbal rape incident is being conducted on fast track basis.

Police have already constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the incident rape of the minor girl which took place on May 8 in Sumbal, Bandipora.

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