Srinagar, Jan 25: The students of Kashmir University whose examination is scheduled on Feb 2 demand postponement due to the closure of national highway.
Many students are said to be either stranded in Jammu while some are stuck at different places on Srinagar-Jammu highway, which continues to remain shut due to heavy snowfall.
“I am in Jammu. My flight has rescheduled thrice. Everyone cannot afford air tickets,” a BA LLB student told media over phone from Jammu.
We are stranded. Some are stuck in national highway. How can we appear she added.
The aggrieved students held demonstrations in the premises of Kashmir University here for postponement of the exams as their colleagues are stranded on different locations on Srinagar-Jammu highway and winter capital Jammu.
They have sought immediate postponement of exams. The protesting students also locked down one of the gates known as Moulana Rumi Gate, as mark of a protest to demand postponement of examination scheduled on Feb 2.
Students said that they have been approaching the department since a long time and requesting them to defer their exams. “But that didn’t yield any results and we were compelled to protest,” said the protesting students.
“The department is all set to conduct our exams from 2nd February but what about those students who are stuck in Jammu and Delhi because of the inclement weather in the valley. While the University authorities are also not ready to open the hostels, so tell us where they will go,” students questioned.
“Few of our batch mates are on visit to Supreme Court which is the part of our internship programs but it is really unfortunate that the department is no thinking about them,” one of the protesting student said.