KU law school students stage demos
Srinagar: The 6th semester Law department students of Kashmir University (KU) on Thursday staged a massive protest against the varsity administration for scheduling their exams in December.
Scores of students from the department marched towards Vice Chancellor (VC) secretariat and staged protest against the varsity’s law department authorities for their decision to hold exams in December.
“The authorities in law department should issue a notification to announce deferment of exams to the month of March,” the protesting students said. They said the department was in a hurry to hold their 6th semester exams.
“The department should follow a proper calendar for holding exams so that we will get proper time for preparations. We won’t be able to appear in exams in the prevalent cold climatic conditions,” the students said.
As the students tried to intensify the protests and were mulling to continue their sit-in outside VC secretariat, a group of teaching faculty members reached the spot and tried to convince the students to call off their protests.
A professor who was trying to pacify the students said the department will also listen to grievances of protesting students who don’t want to appear in the exams in December month.
“But protest is not the way to register any grievance,” the professor said, adding that the department won’t put any student to inconvenience by scheduling exams at improper time. “A student is a priory for us and we will resolve the issue amicably,” he said.
Facing heat from the students, the head of the Law department at Kashmir University, Professor Hussain meanwhile said the department will keep options open for the students for appearing in exams.
“The situation is forcing me to schedule two exams for these students as some want it to happen in December while as some students want to defer the exams to March,” he said, adding that the final decision will be taken after taking up the matter with KU administration.