Srinagar, Feb 23:
All schools in Kashmir, shut since August 5, when the Centre scrapped the
erstwhile state’s special status and bifurcated it into Union territories, are
set to reopen on Monday. The decision to shut the schools five months ahead of
winter vacation was part of the multiple precautionary measures taken by the
Srinagar municipal limits will function from 10 am to 3 pm, while those in
other areas will work from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm. Director of School Education
Mohammad Younis Malik said all arrangements were in place. “It’s our
responsibility to redouble efforts to get the school syllabus completed in
time,” he said.
The re-opening of
schools coincides with United States President Donald Trump’s two-day visit to
There have been
repeated attempts to re-open the schools before the winter vacation set in on
December 10 – once in August and the next in October. However, the attempts did
not yield any result as most students did not turn up.