Amid rising student protests in the state, the Jammu and Kashmir government has warned that students who fall short of attendance will not be allowed to appear for the exams.
We will strictly adhere to the academic schedule — the session will be completed on time and the exams will be held on time. I am not a votary of curtailing the syllabus to 50 percent and then conducting the exams.Syed Altaf Bukhari, J&K Education Minister
He said that action has already been taken against the police officer who entered the Pulwama college where protests had erupted in early April.
I am unable to understand why the students are continuing their protests. You must have seen… there isn’t a single report about (security forces) trespassing into a school anywhere in Kashmir after the Pulwama incident.Bukhari to The Indian Express
He said that students should understand that they are being misled by those inciting protests. He added that protests wouldn’t be a problem if they were confined to the campus.
The minister condemned the reported use of pellet guns on protesters and stone-pelters but said, “What can be done when 4,000-5,000 students are protesting?”