No order issued for closure of NIT: DC Srinagar

Srinagar, Aug 03(KNB): DC Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary make it clear on Saturday that no order for the closure of NIT Srinagar has been issued while only an advice for being watchful was issued to heads of all institutions considering the prevailing situation in the valley.

He said that the transportation was arranged upon requests from the NIT management which had received requests in this regard from distressed parents of students.

Meanwhile, the Srinagar administration has sought to put on record that the reason cited for suspending classwork in its notice is a case of miscommunication adding that the decision to suspend classwork is the institute’s own while no instructions for suspension of classwork or closure of the institute were issued from the district administration.

Pertinently, NIT Srinagar according to a statement issued by the district administration, has withdrawn the said notice and regretted the error.

It has also sought to put on record that the institute has prior plans of vacations beginning next week stressing that the plan preceded the beginning of the prevailing situation and should not be attributed to it, added the statement.

The colleges across the Kashmir division are already closed in view of summer vacations since August 1.

Moreover, choas and panic gripped the valley as pilgrims and tourists at the base camps of Baltal in Sonmarg and Chandanwari at Pahalgam packing their bags and planning to go back.(KNB)

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