Kashmir schools, offices reopen amid tight security

Kashmir schools, offices reopen amid tight security

Kashmir schools, offices reopen amid tight security

Written by Reuters

19 Aug, 2019 | 4:43 pm

Reuters – Government offices and schools reopened in India’s Jammu and Kashmir with a mixed response on Monday (August 19), after two weeks of lockdown.

Several areas of Jammu and Kashmir were facing a curfew-like situation after the administration imposed restrictions to curb violence in the valley, in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government’s decision to abrogate Article 370 and 35A, revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

The restrictions have been eased in the Valley. However, communication blockade is still in place. Government employees rejoined work amid tight security after the collector issued an order for the offices to reopen from Monday.

Unlike the rest of the state, most schools in the summer capital of Srinagar remained closed and those that were open wore a deserted look as parents were reported to be feeling uncomfortable in the current situation.

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