Army Goodwill schools gaining popularity across Valley

Educational Institutions set up by the Army are gaining popularity among the people here as nearly 15,000 students are studying in these schools which continue to function smoothly despite uncertain atmosphere in the Valley. Established in 1983, the most prestigious school is Army Public School (APS), Srinagar. It is a part of a chain of 134 schools across the country that are run by the Army Welfare Education Society. The school has about 1,000 students, mostly locals, on its rolls. “The APS is primarily meant to provide education to the…

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Five Educational institutions remain shut post Clashes

Five schools and colleges remained shut today against the backdrop of clashes in the Valley. The Srinagar Deputy Commissioner said the classwork at Sri Pratap Higher Secondary School remained suspended on Friday as a precautionary measure. Students of Government College for Women, MA Road, and Sri Pratap Higher Secondary School had clashed with security personnel on Tuesday, triggering a shutdown in the commercial hub of Srinagar, Lal Chowk. The Srinagar DC said that in the said institutions, the classwork would remain suspended tomorrow also. In Budgam district, which witnessed clashes…

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Promote, Safeguard educational interests of students: Governor

Governor NN Vohra today reviewed adherence to educational schedules and protection of students from involvement in law and order incidents in a meeting with Education Minister Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, vice chancellors of Kashmir-based universities and other senior officers. The Governor reiterated his concern that the educational interests of the entire student community must be vigorously promoted and safeguarded and, under no circumstances, should the future careers of the student community be allowed to get exploited or jeopardised in any manner. In the context, he recalled the severe academic losses suffered…

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‘Ensure comfortable environment for Kashmiri students’: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday advised all the Chief Ministers to ensure “comfortable environment” for Kashmiri students and workers in their states as there have been incidents of their harassment at some places. Singh’s advice came at a meeting of Northern Zonal Council of the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Rajasthan, National Capital territory of Delhi and Union Territory of Chandigarh here. “He (Rajnath Singh) has advised all the Chief Ministers and Chief Secretaries who were here today that they should take care…

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Student Protests continues across Kashmir, scores injured

Students clashed with police and paramilitary forces in south Kashmir’s Anantnag, north Kashmir’s Baramulla and Kupwara district and central Kashmir’s Budgam district Thursday. Students of Government Higher Secondary School Magam clashed with the forces when they allegedly tried to enter the Government Degree College Magam and Government Higher Secondary School Magam premises. As protesting students pelted stones at the forces, they fired dozens of tear smoke canisters and charged students with batons to disperse them. Six students were detained during the clashes, locals said. In north Kashmir’s Sopore town, 13…

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Student Protests continue in Sopore for 2nd day, Authorities order closure

Authorities order closure of two schools, college today The student protests continued in Sopore for the second consecutive day today. The protests erupted in Bomai village when students of Government Higher Secondary School, Bomai, took out a protest and raised pro-freedom slogans. The students marched towards the Bomai police post and staged a massive protest, resulting in clashes between policemen and protesting youths. Superintendent of Police, Sopore, Harmeet Singh said students of Higher Secondary School, Bomai, took out a protest today, but they were peacefully dispersed by the police. Following…

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Student Protests continue, several injured in Sopore

Student protests show no signs of dying down as dozens of students of the Government Higher Secondary School and Degree College in Sopore were injured when police foiled their protest march on Thursday. Students of Kashmir Government Polytechnic College at Gogji Bagh, Srinagar, also clashed with the police. Valley-wide student protests were sparked by use of force on the students of Degree College College Pulwama on April 15, prompting the government to suspend class work in colleges and higher secondary schools for several days. Sopore Dozens of students of Government…

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Children put to torture to ensure hassle-free movement of Bureaucrats

The change in school timings ordered by School Education Department has evoked widespread criticism with parents and civil society accusing the department of putting students to torture for ensuring hassle free traffic movement for bureaucrats during day time. The government recently decided to change the timings for government as well as private schools and said the timing for the schools within the Municipal limits of Srinagar shall be from 8 am to 2 pm and for the schools outside Srinagar Municipal limits shall be from 9 am to 3 pm…

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Schools across valley to remain shut today for next two days

To prevent violent clashes, the district administration has decided to suspend the classwork at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Kothi Bagh, and SP Higher Secondary School on Wednesday. Both the institutions are situated at commercial hub Lal Chowk. “The classwork in these two schools will remain suspended while other institutions, including colleges, will remain open on Wednesday,” said an official from the office of Srinagar Deputy Commissioner. The official said the step had been taken to prevent any law and order problem. The institutions witnessed violent clashes between students and…

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