After 8 months of lockdown, schools reopen in Kashmir

Because of the shut-down last year, the state had to drastically alter its academic calendar.

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Schools reopened in Kashmir on March 1 after about 8 months, which included the period of unrest last summer triggered by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani.

Unrest-hit Kashmir:

Last year, schools across Kashmir remained closed for six months due to the unrest that began on July 8 following Burhan's killing in an encounter with security forces.

Schools closed during winter break:

Schools were closed for winter break from December 17 for classes up to 8th standard and from December 24 for classes from 9th to 12th standard.

Schools reopened in March

Schools reopened on March 1 after the situation in the Valley remained peaceful. However, schools in some of the snow-bound areas of north Kashmir including Gurez, Machhil, Tangdhar and Keran will remain closed till March 12 in view of avalanches and landslides. The schools in these areas will reopen on March 13.

Students happy to reunite with their classmate:

The students were happy to reunite with their classmates after so long and wished that there are no further disruptions to their studies.

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