Teachers Report to School in Kashmir, Not Students

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Teachers reported to work in many schools in Kashmir as restrictions were eased further on August 19, 2019. 

Caravan News

SRINAGAR — Even after the government has made necessary arrangements for opening of 190 primary schools in Srinagar city, parents, apprehensive about the security situation in view of violent protests over the past two days, didn’t send their children to Schools on Monday.

Teachers reported to work in many schools in Kashmir as restrictions were eased further on August 19, 2019, but not many students were seen, reports PTI.

Security forces, however, remained deployed in most of the Valley.

But all private schools in the city remained shut for the 15th consecutive day. Only Police Public School at Bemina and a few Kendriya Vidyalayas saw a handful of students turning up.

“There is so much uncertainty in the situation that sending kids to school at this stage is out of question,” Farooq Ahmad Dar, a parent, said.

Schools in five towns remained closed in Baramulla district. In the rest of the district, schools were opened, according to officials.

“There is no relaxation in restrictions in Pattan, Palhalan, Singhpora, Baramulla and Sopore towns. Primary schools in the rest of the district are open. We are collecting details about the number of students who have reported at their respective schools,” an official said.

A senior Srinagar district official said a few schools on the periphery were opened but in the old city and in civil lines areas, they remained shut due to violence over the past two days.
Authorities had planned to open schools up to primary level and make all government offices functional from Monday.

Markets in the Valley were shut while public transport remained off roads. The movement of private vehicles in the city reportedly increased after restrictions were eased.
(With inputs from PTI)

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