In wake of Indo-Pak cricket match, NIT asked to shut all shops as ‘precautionary measure’

In wake of the ongoing India-Pakistan cricket match, authorities at National Institute of Technology Hazratbal, Srinagar on Wednesday ordered the closure of all shops on the campus.

“In view of Indo-Pak cricket match scheduled today i.e. 19/09/2018, all shopkeepers of the NIT campus are hereby directed to close their shops from 4:00 pm to midnight as a precautionary measure to avoid untoward incident,” reads a notification issued by the Ex-Engineer P&D wing of NIT Hazratbal, Srinagar.

While speaking to news agency GNS, an official said that the decision was taken to avoid any tension between local and non-local students who would watch the match at shops on the campus.

Last year, local and non-local students clashed during the Indo-Pak cricket match. The clash prompted NIT authorities to suspend class work for several days.

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