Law students stage protest at Kashmir University, demand deferment of exams

An eyewitness said dozens of students assembled at the campus and staged protests against the varsity’s law department authorities for their decision to hold exams in December.

Syed Rizwan Geelani
Srinagar, Publish Date: Dec 13 2018 3:42PM | Updated Date: Dec 13 2018 3:42PM
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Scores of students from Kashmir University’s law department on Thursday staged a protest to press for deferment of their 6th semester (final) exams to March.

An eyewitness said dozens of students assembled at the campus and staged protests against the varsity’s law department authorities for their decision to hold exams in December.

The students demanded that the department should issue a notification to announce deferment of exams to the month of March.

“The authorities seem to be in a hurry to hold our exams. The department should follow a proper calendar for holding exams so that students can get ample time for preparations,” said a student who were part of the protest.

In wake of the protests, some teaching faculty members tried to pacify the students to call off their protests.

When contacted, Head of the department, law, Prof Hussain said that the exam was scheduled in December on the demand of students who want to appear in the exams for the post of Munsif judge. 

“The law department has advertised 24 posts of Munsif judge and our outgoing (LLB 6th semester) students want to appear in that exam,” he said.

Prof. Hussain said some students want the department to hold exams in March which has put the authorities in a catch-22 situation. 

“Now I am of the opinion that I will hold two exams-one in December and one in March and students will appear in the exam as per their convenience,” he said.

Prof. Hussain said he is forced to keep two options for the students. “But it is yet to be seen if KU administration will approve this idea of holding two exams which is my personal opinion,” he said.

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