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Amid mourning over Pulwama attack, Jammu University postpones all exams scheduled on Saturday

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 February 2019, 11:46 AM
Pulwama Attack: Jammu University postpones all exams scheduled on Saturday (File Photo)
Pulwama Attack: Jammu University postpones all exams scheduled on Saturday (File Photo)

In view of the gruesome terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama on Thursday, the University of Jammu has postponed all exams scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Earlier, the varsity had postponed the examinations which were scheduled for Friday, February 15, 2019. However, the university is yet to release the revised date sheet for the postponed exams in the grief-stricken state. For further updates, students are advised to keep a tab on the official website of the University that is jammuuniversity.in.

On Thursday, unsuspecting locals witnessed a blood bath in Pulwama district's Awantipora area after a Scorpio SUV with 350 kg of explosives hit a CRPF convoy, leaving 42 of them injured and dozens of others injured. After 2016 Uri terror attack, this is considered to be the deadliest terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir in nearly two decades.

Meanwhile, keeping in mind the safety and security of the natives, a curfew has been imposed in the city following the deadliest terror strike in Pulwama on Thursday. "We have imposed curfew in Jammu city as a precautionary measure," Deputy Commissioner of Jammu Ramesh Kumar told news agency PTI.

Normal life in Kashmir came to a standstill on a call for shutdown with all kinds of transport, shops, markets and business establishment remained closed for the second consecutive day. The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association is also protesting the cowardice act by the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and suspended work in all the courts across the state, including the High Court and tribunals. Protesters, particularly in the old city, refused to disperse even after loudspeakers announced a curfew in the militancy-hit state.

Talking about the prevailing conditions in the state, Ramesh Kumar, DC Jammu said, "Curfew was imposed yesterday, no casualties were reported. The situation is under control but as a precautionary measure, we have continued with the curfew. We will decide whether to continue it or not by evening, after assessing the situation".

First Published: Saturday, February 16, 2019 09:09 AM
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