Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Narendra Nath Vohra, is worried over the students’ involvement in the unrest in the Valley and has decided to continue to hold a series of meetings with concerned officials and other stakeholders to discuss the issue and try to find out way to address it.
An official statement issued here on Wednesday confirmed that the Governor is “deeply disturbed” by the series of reports on incidents involving students in situations leading to public disorder. He has voiced his concern and asked that the educational interests of the entire student community “must be vigorously advanced and selfishly protected and, under no circumstances, should the future careers of the student community be allowed to get exploited or compromised in any manner”.
The statement said that since the opening of the Durbar in Srinagar, the Governor has held a series of meetings in connection with the maintenance of law and order and internal security. “Besides conveying his concerns to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, the Governor held extensive discussions with Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, on Tuesday in which he had particularly urged her to take all required steps for ensuring that the students community is immunised against any involvement in law and order situations”.
Expressing his anxiety, the Governor has asked that the ongoing semester of studies in schools, colleges and the universities is not affected. He has at his meetings with the stakeholders stressed the role and responsibilities of the Vice Chancellors, Deans and the Faculty in ensuring against any unhealthy influences being allowed to adversely affect the teaching schedules in the colleges and universities.
He also has had extensive discussions with Minister of Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari. ”After deliberating on the factors which have led to the involvement of students, even girls, the Governor has decided to hold an urgent further meeting with the Vice Chancellors and other stakeholders for agreed further action being taken for ensuring against recurring disruption of the educational system in Kashmir Valley,” the statement said....