Srinagar: Law students of Kashmir University have threatened to hold street protests against the varsity authorities.
They said the University partially resumed offline classes towards the end of the academic session in October. But majority of the students were stopped from coming to the campus as for the reason that they had not had double dose of Covid vaccine.
Now these students are being forced to take the examination offline that too at a short notice.
Students of the LLB 2nd, 4th and 5th semesters as also students of BA LLB preferred written representations and also met with the HoD and members of faculty a couple of days ago.
They impressed upon them that they should be given an online examination and that too in February or March next in view of the disruption in their studies due to the Covid pandemic.
The faculty assured them of a sympathetic consideration of their demands. But, much to their shock and surprise, the department issued date sheet for offline examination.
A student of the 4th semester said: “Our own teachers are letting us down. They didn’t allow us to attend offline classes, Most of us still haven’t had the second dose of covid vaccine. Yet, they are asking us to come for offline examination. If it was unsafe then, how us it safe now?”
A student of BA LL.B said: “The faculty know how badly our studies have been affected. But, they are are lacking in empathy which is frustrating.”
Yet other student said “in other parts of the country, students are being given so many relaxation in view of the disruption in their studies.Only the KU’s law school is indifferent to the woes of its students”.
The students have asked the HoD to reconsider the decision and address their genuine issues. They have warned that if they are pushed to the wall, they will have no choice but to take to the streets. They have also appealed to the LG Manoj Sinha to intervene in the matter.