Ahead of Anantnag by-polls: Schools set on fire in Pulwama, Shopian
Government schools which were to serve as election centres for Anantnag by-polls were set on fire on Monday by some unidentified people in a clear attempt to obstruct the upcoming polls. Even on Sunday, the government high school located in Pulwama was razed to the ground in a similar manner.
Meanwhile, the Kashmir University have postponed all examinations which was scheduled on Monday and Tuesday.
Also, the internet facility in the Kashmir valley has been suspended till April 12. Earlier, on Monday the separatists have called a two-day shutdown and protest against Sunday's civilian killings. Markets, public transports, education institutions and other businesses remained closed here and other places in the valley.
Eight protesters were killed when the security forces opened fire during the voting process in the Srinagar-Budgam parliamentary by-poll on Sunday.