Schools in Kashmir have been closed for a
long period of time, owing to separatist-sponsored strike in Kashmir. Our Prime
Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi is really worried about the situation hence the
state police have been asked by the Centre to prepare an action plan for
providing schools with adequate security.
Official sources reported that PM Modi is really
concerned about the fact that the situation is adversely affecting thousands of
students whose education is suffering. He feels that the reopening of schools
would serve as a brilliant step towards restoring normal conditions in Kashmir.
The Home Ministry has been asked by the PM to
explore ways to get the schools and colleges in Kashmir reopened at the
The Home Ministry has also discussed this
issue with Jammu and Kashmir government and is believed to have convinced the
state board of school education to notify more than 500 schools to conduct
Class 10 exams will start from 15th
November and end on 28th, while class 12
exams will start from 14th November and end on 3rd December.
Since July 9, after the killing of Hizbul
Mujahideen militant commander Burhan Wani, the educational institutions in the
valley have been closed due to strike call given by separatists.
Over 20 schools have been burnt down in
various parts of the Valley and this has got the Centre really worried.
According to source, security forces have
assessed that radical forces are trying to force children in rural areas to
join madrasas or Jamaat schools instead of seeking modern education so that it
becomes easier to radicalise the youth.