Almost after long wait of 8 months schools in Kashmir Valley re-opened giving all students a chance to reunite with their friends once again.
The schools in Kashmir were shut down after the unrest caused by killing of the Hizbul leader Burhan Wani last year on July 8.
Protests followed after the death of Burhan Wani last year left thousands injured and hundreds dead. As a result, parents did not allowed their children to go to schools fearing their security and despite all attempts made by the authorities, the schools remain shut down for consecutive 8 months.
After all the tension and chaos settled in the valley the winters started and authorities announced the onset of traditional winter vacation. Schools were shut but the board exams for class 10 and class 12 were held by the authorities under the protection of tight security.
On Wednesday, life seemed to return to normal as Srinagar wake up after its slumber from winter and children once again with happy faces returned to the schools. Parents of children are hoping for the atmosphere in the valley to remain normal so that students can make up for the loss of their studies.
"Accompanying my son to the bus stop to wait for the school bus was an experience I missed for over seven months." said a parent.
"I pray the situation remains normal this year so that my son goes to school and lives a normal childhood. He should be able to compete with students outside the Valley", said Sajad Ahmad, 45, whose son is a student of the Burn Hall School here.