Srinagar, Feb 24: After remaining closed for seven months, the schools in Kashmir valley opened on Monday. The educational institutes had closed after restrictions and shutdown following the annulment of special status on August 5 and in between the customary three-month winter break was also announced by the government.
On Monday, most schools in Srinagar were buzzing with students and parents were seen accompanying students to their schools.
Kids were seen arriving in their respective schools all across Kashmir Valley on Monday. Government had placed all arrangements in place. Security personnel were seen outside different schools particularly in the heart of Srinagar.
After the abrogation of Article 370 government ordered the opening of the schools in a phased manner in Kashmir as a step towards restoring normalcy, but the move was a nonstarter with students not turning up in the schools. But, after missing education for such a long time, most students and their parents are now hopeful that there will not be any further brakes on regular studies in the educational institutions.
The government has announced timing for the schools falling within the Srinagar municipal limits. It will be 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. while in rest of the Kashmir division timing will be 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.