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Protests Held At Kashmir University After Assistant Professor Goes Missing

SRINAGAR, MAY 05: The vice-chancellor has written to the Director General of Police, requesting him that all efforts be made to trace the whereabouts of the said contractual lecturer, said a varsity spokesman, in a statement.

Protests were held at the University of Kashmir on Saturday after a contractual assistant professor appointed in sociology department of the varsity went missing.

The assistant professor, is from Ganderbal district and has been identified as Muhammad Rafiq Bhat.

His family members reported to the university’s chief proctor that he is missing since yesterday.

The vice-chancellor has written to the Director General of Police, requesting him that all efforts be made to trace the whereabouts of the said contractual lecturer, said a varsity spokesman, in a statement.

“The offices of the Hon’ble Chancellor as well as the Hon’ble Pro-Chancellor have also been apprised about the matter,” he said.

The spokesman said the vice chancellor personally met the protesting students and assured them that all efforts would be made to trace the missing lecturer.

“The university is in touch with the local police. Students are requested to maintain calm and cooperate,” he said.

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