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CBSE postpones UGC-NET exam in Srinagar

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which is conducting the countrywide UGC-NET exam on Sunday, has postponed the test in Srinagar where curfew-like restrictions have been imposed following protests over the killing of terror group Hizbul Mujahideen’s poster boy Burhan Wani in an encounter by the security forces.

education Updated: Jul 09, 2016 19:38 IST
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Protesters block roads by burning tyres during a protest following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani along with his two associates in Srinagar on Saturday.
Protesters block roads by burning tyres during a protest following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani along with his two associates in Srinagar on Saturday.(AFP)

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which is conducting the countrywide UGC-NET exam on Sunday, has postponed the test in Srinagar where curfew-like restrictions have been imposed following protests over the killing of terror group Hizbul Mujahideen’s poster boy Burhan Wani in an encounter by the security forces.The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which is conducting the countrywide UGC-NET exam on Sunday, has postponed the test in Srinagar where curfew-like restrictions have been imposed following protests over the killing of terror group Hizbul Mujahideen’s poster boy Burhan Wani in an encounter by the security forces.

“All the candidates appearing in UGC-NET scheduled to be held on July 10, 2016 at Srinagar city are informed that due to unavoidable circumstances, this examination is being postponed,” CBSE said in a statement on Saturday.

The National Eligibility Test (NET) takes place twice in a year and establishes the eligibility of the candidate for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) award and lectureship in universities and government colleges.

Read: 8 killed in Kashmir clashes after Hizbul militant Burhan Wani’s death

The next date of examination for all these candidates will be announced soon, it said.

There are 16 examination centres in Srinagar and 10255 candidates had registered for the examination.

Eight persons were killed and 50 injured in clashes in Kashmir between security forces and violent mobs who set ablaze five buildings, including three police installations, and some vehicles to protest the killing of Wani in an encounter.

Read: How Hizbul commander Wani created a new militancy and became an icon overnight

Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in many parts of Kashmir where mobile internet services were suspended across the Valley and mobile telephony services restricted in south Kashmir, the epicentre of the trouble.

(With PTI inputs)