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Killing of school teacher| ‘Government
schools and colleges to remain shut on
Saturday’
Shopian April 25, | In the backdrop of
the killing of a polling officer in Nagabal
area of South Kashmir’s Shopian
district, Jammu and Kashmir Teachers
Forum and Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT)
Teachers Forum Friday declared that as
a mark of protest all the government
schools and colleges in Kashmir Valley
would remain closed on April
26(Saturday). Meanwhile, in Shopian
district all the government schools and
Colleges remained shut on Friday in
memory of the government teacher Zia-
ul-Haq Wani who was killed by
unidentified gunmen on Thursday.
According to CNS, body of Zia-ul-Haq
son of Muhammad Yousuf Wani
resident of Hurpora Shopian who is
survived by an 11 year old son was laid
to rest at his ancestral grave yard at
Hurpora. Hundreds of people
participated in his last rites.
Chairman ReT Teachers Forum Jammu
and Kashmir, Ghazi Abdul Aziz on this
occasion told CNS that they have
decided to suspend the work in all
government schools and colleges of
Kashmir Valley on Saturday against the
brutal killing of government teacher Zia-
ul-Haq. He castigated government for
not providing foolproof security to
polling staff and said that all the
government teachers would stay from
electoral process in case government
fails to provide them proper security.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir
Teachers Forum has also called for a
complete strike in Schools and Colleges
on Saturday. Provincial President
Teachers Forum, Muhammad Afzal
while expressing condolences to the
bereaved family said that the Forum
has decided to suspend the work on
Saturday as a mark of protest against
the killing of the government teacher.
Hurpora and its adjoining areas
observed a complete shutdown while
protestors clashed with CRPF personnel
at Meemandar and Hurpora hamlets.
Locals alleged that CRPF soon after the
culmination of polling on Thursday
evening assaulted people without
reason, an allegation denied by police.
(CNS)