Published On: Wed, Mar 1st, 2017

Kashmir valley schools re-open after eight months

Srinagar: Most of the schools in the Kashmir Valley re-opened on Wednesday almost after eight months as students re-united with friends, giving educational institutions a joyful ambience.

Schools in Kashmir were shut after the unrest following the killing of Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani

Schools in Kashmir were shut after the unrest following the killing of Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani on July 8 last year.

Neutralisation of Hizbul terrorist trigerred a series of violent prostests backed by Pakistan sponsored separaits in which several people in security personnel were either injured or killed.

As the sitution in the valley continued to be tense, attempts by authorities to bring the academic caleneder on track failed and the schools remained shut during that period.

When the unrest ended, winter set in the Valley and the authorities announced the traditional winter vacation in schools that ended on Wednesday.
Here it may be noted that though the schools were shut but the board examinations of Class 10 and Class 12 were conducted and over 90 percent of the students participated.

Life in Srinagar seemed to have been jolted out of the winter slumber as laughter and clatter of school children brought merriment to cities and towns here.

Parents hoped the academic atmosphere would remain peaceful this year so that students could make up for the loss.

“Accompanying my son to the bus stop to wait for the school bus was an experience I missed for over
seven months.

“I pray the situation remains normal this year so that my son goes to school and lives a normal childhood. He should be able to compete with students outside the Valley”, said Sajad Ahmad, 45, whose son is a student of the Burnhall School here.

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