Law students protest, demand online exams

Law students protesting in Srinagar on Monday. —Excelsior/Shakeel
Law students protesting in Srinagar on Monday. —Excelsior/Shakeel

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar Nov 29: Law students of Kashmir University today protested here, claiming that the administration has refused to consider the students’ request to have online exams despite an increase in COVID cases in the Valley.
Scores of students protested against the University’s exam schedule for offline exams at Partap Park Press Enclave. They said that the Varsity is putting their lives in danger because COVID cases are on the rise both within and outside. “Kashmir University’s north campus has already been designated as a containment zone, and the situation is similar on the main campus. The administration should conduct the online exams to save the lives of students and their families,” a student said.
He said that they had asked the University authorities to reconsider their decision several times but that they had received no response. “We appeal Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha to intervene in the case,” he said.
According to the students, when the University started offline classes near the conclusion of the academic year in October, the majority of students who had not received both doses of vaccine were denied access to the campus. “How is it safe now if allowing them to attend classes was risky then? Why are they forcing us to put our lives at danger? “a student remarked.
Students in the second, fourth, and fifth semesters of the L.L.B, as well as BA L.L.B students, were caught aback by the decision as the administration had told them their request will be addressed.