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Kashmir Schools, Shut Since Scrapping Of Article 370, To Reopen On February 24

Earlier, High Schools In The Kashmir Valley Reopened In The Last Week Of August But Attendance Was Thin With Many Students Opting To Stay Away From Schools.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 23 Feb 2020, 05:51:29 PM
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Schools in the valley were shut for several weeks due to restrictions imposed. (Photo Credit: IANS)

New Delhi:

All schools in Kashmir are set to reopen on Monday, i.e. February 24. The schools have been closed since the scrapping of Article 370 by the Modi-led central government. Director School Education Mohammad Younis Malik said all arrangements have been made for the proper functioning of schools. "It's our responsibility to redouble efforts to get the school syllabus completed in time," he said. According to officials, the timing for school in the Srinagar municipal limits will be 10 am to 3 pm and for others, it will be 10.30 am to 3.30 pm.

“The field Officers had been asked to visit schools regularly to monitor the follow-up of academic planner for timely accomplishment of set targets,” Malik was quoted as saying by IANS.

Earlier, high schools in the Kashmir Valley reopened in the last week of August but attendance was thin with many students opting to stay away from schools.

Schools in the valley were shut for several weeks due to restrictions imposed in the newly formed Union Territory following the scrapping of its special status was revoked.

Meanwhile, the Army launched a special operation called "Mission Reach Out" to provide assistance to the people and ensure peace in the newly created Union Territory.

The mission, thus, became an addition to the multifarious activities carried out by the Army in Jammu and Kashmir over the past three decades to win over the hearts and minds of the residents and wean away from the youth from Pakistan-sponsored terrorism, an army officer said.

Jammu-based Army PRO Lt Col Devender Anand said the Army has continued with its pro-people activities under operation 'Sadbhavana' (goodwill) despite the challenging situation. He said the activities were intensified when "Mission Reach Out" was launched after the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.

With Agency Input

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First Published : 23 Feb 2020, 05:51:29 PM