7-day mourning declared for Sayeed, Kashmir school exams rescheduled

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  • Updated: Jan 07, 2016 11:51 IST
Sayeed’s body will be taken to Srinagar, the main city in Kashmir, and then buried in his ancestral village (AFP)

Jammu and Kashmir government announced a holiday on Thursday and a seven-day mourning period as a mark of respect to Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed who died at a Delhi hospital.

The flags atop buildings of constitutional authorities and state government will fly at half-mast during the mourning period, an official spokesman said.

University of Kashmir & State board of school education postpones all examinations in view of the demise of J&K CM

Meanwhile, all Kashmir University and Board of School Education (BOSE) examinations scheduled for Thursday have been postponed.

In view of the demise of the Chief Minister, all the exams of Kashmir university have been postponed, PRO of the University said. He said fresh dates will be notified in due course of time.

The Central University of Kashmir exams have also been postponed, a University official said. Similarly, board exams scheduled for today were also postponed, officials of JKBOSE said. An official said all official functions of the state government scheduled for Thursday have been cancelled or postponed in view of the death of the Chief Minister.

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