Jammu University students being forced to appear for exams amid shutdown

Jammu and Kashmir News

The Jammu University, because of its authoritarian approach, has been propelling its students to appear for exams for various courses even during the complete shutdown in the region. The shutdown has reached Day sixth amid protest against the government over the demand of establishment of a separate AIIMS in Jammu. All business establishments, offices, shops were closed and the public transport remained off road too.

The dictatorial approach of the administration came to light on July 31 when only 20-25 law students out of 400 were asked to sit in the examination, despite the non-availability of transport facility due to the strict shutdown. Majority of the students could not reach the Jammu university campus for examinations but the varsity administration described them as non serious.

A delegation of students had also requested the Controller of Examination to postpone the examination scheduled for July 31. The students who managed to reach the campus in their private vehicles also held demonstrations in support of the ones who were unable to appear in the respective exam. The law school was locked by them and slogans were raised against the authorities for forcing them to appear in the exam. The university authorities also declared that no examination would be re-conducted for the students who could not make it to the examination centre as they are non-serious.  The students who raised slogans against the authorities were evicted from the Law School by security guards and a few even got injured. Deepak Gupta, a Law school student resultantly fractured his arm. The students complained that it is complete dictatorship on the part of the administration.

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