Primary schools across Jammu and Kashmir to reopen today

Primary schools in J&K

New Delhi, August 19: The primary schools will re-open today in Kashmir valley. Besides full functionality of Government offices across the valley will also be restored. The government has asked its employees to report to duty and arranged for transport.

While, restrictions on movement and assembly of people have been gradually eased but police and paramilitary forces are still placed at all sensitive areas.

There have no incidents of large-scale violence in the Valley but a number of stray protests have rocked Srinagar, in which at least seven people were injured. Phone lines and internet services were also suspended, though around 50,000 landline phone connections have now been restored.

According to top government officials, if the opening of primary schools is successful, then it will be followed by middle and higher secondary schools. 

But many parents said they were apprehensive of sending their children to school on Monday because of the continuing shutdown, though traffic movement has increased.

News24 Bureau

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