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Kashmir: Only a handful students show up for school

Hans India 2019-08-19 16:11:17

In Srinagar, fraction of schools and all government offices were working today. After two weeks of a security lockdown to avoid trouble over the decision of the centre to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir and split it into two Union Territories.

But while teachers and staff showed up in most of these schools, students didn't.

Shahid Iqbal, the Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar had said that, only 196 primary schools of 900 in Srinagar would reopen today.

"We have opened schools only in some areas after reviewing security there. We appeal to parents to send their children wherever schools have been reopened. Security is our responsibility," He said.

As per sources, many of the schools had their gates shut after opening in the morning. "Some staff and teachers came, but students never did," said the employee of a well-known school in the heart of Srinagar.

Reports have said that, only Police Public School at Bemina and a few Kendriya Vidyalayas saw a handful of students.