Students in Jammu today protested against the Jammu University to demand that their exams should be conducted online. The students were taking a protest march from Jammu University but later they were stopped at Dogra Chowk where they were peacefully protesting at one side of the road. The J&K police have surrounded the protesting students and are not allowing them to march forward.
While talking to the media a male protestor said “we demand that our exams should be conducted online. Caroline Jammu University assured us that instead of mass promotion our mode of examination will be changed to online but now they are asking us to appear for the exam in offline mode. Also, protesting the university administration said that we will only talk with the students of BE and the rest no one is allowed in the meeting but all the students are united. Due to the corona pandemic, our session has been delayed, and now they are further delaying it. Students from YCT, BCT, Miet, GCT, Bhargaw college, and all other private master colleges have joined the protest”. Accusing the university administration he said ” the administration is incapable of talking with us and that’s why most of the offices in University are closed. Also, by sending police the administration is trying to shut our voice. Now we demand that the ADC should assure the students that the mode of examination will be changed to online”.
A police official said “all their demands have been taken to higher authorities and there is a proper system for that. But the students denied that earlier the SHO Gurnam and SHO Sumit Sharma whose jurisdiction is on the other side of the Tawi bridge can take our demands to higher officials but they didn’t provide us any help and instead they harassed us. He further added that “Sumit Sharma has forgotten that once he was also a college student and usually when a person comes.in power, he ignores the problems of others. He has accused us that we are not students but he has forgotten that NSUI is a student party and we are the members of that party. If any political leader is coming to Jammu then all officials can be seen roaming here and there but, unfortunately, no one is coming to address the problems of students.
Students also accused that many females have cried because the police officials on the other side of the bridge have talked with them in a very mannerless way.
A female protestor said ” the police officials are harassing us. We have not expected such behavior from JK Police. Firstly high-speed internet services have been snapped in Jammu and secondly, the university is asking us to appear for offline exams, how could a student study without proper facilities.