Kashmir school students wear their uniforms after seven long months

Kashmir school students wear their uniforms after seven long months

The protests due to the Centre’s decision to scrape off special status of Jammu and Kashmir had let to fear and uncertainty

As the schools in Jammu and Kashmir reopen on Monday, after a three-month long winter break, more than 10 lakh students will attend schools today.

The protests due to the Centre’s decision to scrape off special status of Jammu and Kashmir had let to fear and uncertainty forcing majority of the schools in the valley to shut down. Transportation and communication system were blocked fearing the spread of fake rumours. Though the administration tried to reopen schools in October last year, fearing wide-spread clash and protests, the attendance in each class was very less.

“Like other schools, we directed our students too to appear for the final examination in November last year without wearing uniforms. We did not want any trouble for the students,” Rukhsan-ul-Nisa Qureshi, vice principal of the S.S. Islamia High School, located in Srinagar’s Malaratta area was quoted saying.

The internet speed was also blocked which proved to be a hindrance for most teachers who carried out smart classes. All social media pages, all remained banned in the valley.

Kashmir has 11,633 educational institutes, including 810 middle schools, 247 high schools and 37 higher secondary schools.

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