In wake of the killing of a youth in government forces firing, the administration ordered the closure of all educational institutions including Schools and colleges in Kupwara district on Thursday (Tomorrow).
The decision has been taken as a precautionary measure to avoid law and order situation in the Valley, he said.
Earlier, a 20-year-old youth Khalid Gafar (20) son of Abdul Gafar Malik was killed after being hit by a bullet allegedly in Kupwara.
A police officer had said that investigations will reveal as to how and under what circumstances the incident took place.
Soon after the news about the youth’s killing spread, massive protests erupted in Trehgam and adjoining areas which were going on when this report was filed. (GNS)