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Jammu and Kashmir returning to normalcy; Middle schools to reopen Wednesday

Primary schools reopen in Valley; most private schools remain closed as parents refuse to send their wards fearing protests.

, ET Bureau|
Aug 20, 2019, 07.45 AM IST
The administration had made necessary arrangements for opening of 190 primary schools in Srinagar city.
NEW DELHI | SRINAGAR: After reopening primary schools in the Valley, the J&K administration on Monday said it would reopen all middle-level schools across Kashmir from Wednesday, despite a low student attendance.

The officials said presence of staff at all primary schools was an encouraging sign and the administration has decided to reopen all the middle schools across Kashmir on Wednesday.

The administration had made necessary arrangements for opening of 190 primary schools in Srinagar city, but most private schools remained closed as parents refused to send their wards fearing violent protests. According to J&K police, a public school at Bemina and Kendriya Vidyalayas were attended by the students. Authorities said mobile communication and Internet services are likely to remain suspended due to reports of hooliganism but more landline phones were restored on Monday. “Landlines are being restored. BSNL is working on it,” state government spokesperson Rohit Kansal said.

Home ministry officials, meanwhile, declined to comment on unconfirmed reports that two BSNL employees helped set up broadband services for separatist SAS Geelani in the first four days of the lockdown. Later in the day, J&K police tweeted: “Today situation remained peaceful across J&K. No untoward incident reported from anywhere.”

NSA Ajit Doval met home minister Amit Shah after his return from the Valley. Officials said Doval spoke on the prevailing security situation in the state, and additional measures being taken to ensure that no untoward incident is reported. Home secretary Rajiv Gauba and IB chief Arvind Kumar were also present. Shah reviewed the steps taken to maintain the law and order situation in the state.

(With PTI Inputs)
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