There would be adequate security provided at every school in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) irrespective of its size. With the government in J&K being instructed to hold examinations in November and December, senior officials of the Union Home Ministry met and finalised a plan to get the schools in the Valley running.
Since the unrest broke out on July 9 a day after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani, 25 schools have been burnt or attacked. Children have not been able to attend schools for over 100 days now with the separatists and terrorists threatening to burn down any school they see is open.
During a meeting of the Home Ministry in which Rajnath Singh, National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval among others were present, it was decided that there would be adequate security provided to each school irrespective of its size. The state government would be informed about this and in turn it would have to convince the parents to send their children to schools. At any cost the students should be able to write their 10th and 12th examinations slated to be held in the second week of November and December, the home ministry has said.
In addition to this the home ministry has advised the state government to ensure that the jurisdicational MLA, District collector and the ministers are present at the schools when the examinations are taking place.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed concern over this issue. He had spoken with the home minister and urged him to take immediate action so that the children are able to take their examinations.