Pattan youth laid to rest ; Several educational institutions remain closed

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Suhail Khan

Srinagar: The 23-year old youth who died in SKIMS Soura late Wednesday night after battling for life for three days was buried in his native village at Chanabal area of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday pre-dawn hours.

Reports reaching GNS said the body of Arshid Ahmad Dar (23) son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar was buried at around 2:45 am even as authorities has ordered imposition of curfew like restrictions in parts of Baramulla and Bandipora including Mirgund, Hanjiwara and Chanabal villages.

A police officer said besides restrictions in Mirgund, Hanjivera and Chanabal, curbs will remain enforced on public movement in Sumbal tehsil including Inderkoot, Shadipora, Panzinara, Shilvat and other rural areas.

“Schools and colleges in that area will be closed. Emergency movements are exempted,” the officer told GNS.

Meanwhile, authorities had ordered closure of colleges and schools in other parts of Valley.

The class work remained suspended on Thursday in several educational institutions include Government Degree College Ganderbal, Government Degree College Boys, Government Women’s College Kupwara, Government Degree College Boys Handwara, Sogam, Government Higher Secondary School Boys and Girls Handwara, Government Higher Secondary School Boys Langate and Kupwara, Government Degree College Boys and Woman Baramulla, Government Higher Secondary School Boys and Girls Baramulla, Government Degree College Sopore, Government Higher Secondary School Boys and Girls Sopore and in Government Higher Secondary School Khoie, Dangerpora.

The class work also remained suspended in higher secondary schools and colleges of Srinagar on Thursday.

A senior government official told GNS that the steps to close the educational institutions and imposition of restrictions were taken in view of prevailing situation and as precautionary measures to maintain law and order.

Meanwhile, the internet speed has been reduced in parts of Kashmir including Budgam, Sopore, Baramulla, Pattan and Srinagar. (GNS)

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