The UGC NET exam scheduled to take place today in Srinagar was postponed amid protests over Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani's encounter. The autonomous organization under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development issued a press release in this regard.
There are 16 examination centres in Srinagar in which 10,255 candidates are registered for UGC - NET July 2016. The next date of examination of UGC - NET for all these candidates will be informed in due course of time, the press release stated.
Normal life across the valley has been affected in response to a joint shutdown call by the separatists' against the killing of Wani and his two associates. The militants were killed in an encounter in south Kashmir's Kokernag area of Anantnag district on Friday. The Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police have described his killing as 'blow to militancy and major success for the security forces'.
In view of the shutdown call by the separatists, the authorities have imposed curfew in Pulwama district and other areas in south Kashmir. The restrictions are also in place in old city areas under six police stations in Srinagar. The mobile - internet and train services have been suspended. The Amarnath yatra has also been suspended as of now. Protests broke out yesterday as Wani's funeral was carried out despite the curfew.