Kashmir: Amid lockdown, 190 schools to reopen in Srinagar today

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 August 2019, 08:23 AM
Amid tensions in Jammu and Kashmir, 190 schools in various zones of Srinagar district are expected to open today
Amid tensions in Jammu and Kashmir, 190 schools in various zones of Srinagar district are expected to open today

Amid tensions in Jammu and Kashmir, 190 schools in various zones of Srinagar district are expected to open today. "As many as 190 schools will reopen on Monday in various zones of the district. The areas where schools will be opened include Lasjan, Sangri, Panthachowk, Nowgam, Rajbagh, Jawahar Nagar, Gagribal, Dhara, Theed, Batmaloo and Shalteng," an official spokesperson said. District administration has made all necessary arrangements to ensure safety and security of the students, official said.

On Sunday, authorities made 10 more telephone exchanges operational in Kashmir. Around 28,000 fixed-line phones, out of around 50,000 in Kashmir Valley, were functional. Around 28,000 fixed-line phones, out of around 50,000 in the Valley, are now functional.

The exchanges that opened on Sunday were in areas around Dal Lake, Civil Secretariat and Nishat in Srinagar district; Pattan, Boniyar and Baramulla town in north Kashmir; Chadoora, Chrar-e Shariff in Budgam district; and Aishmuqam in south Kashmir.

Landline and mobile phone services and Internet were suspended in Kashmir Valley in the early hours of August 5 before the Centre announced its move to abrogate provisions of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and divide the state into two Union Territories.

Low-speed Internet services in Jammu region, which were made operational on Saturday, were snapped again on Sunday after it was found that a video clip with the potential to trigger communal tension were being circulated.

The officials said stone-pelting incidents took place in various parts of Srinagar city on Saturday and Sunday, leaving many people injured.

Security forces took various measures to contain the protests locally. Majority of the injured were discharged from hospitals after first-aid and only two people were being treated for pellet injuries, they said.

In Budgam, a man died when protests were going on in his locality. His family and the protesters claimed that he died in police action, but the post-mortem did not show any injury and doctors said he died due to heart attack.

First Published: Monday, August 19, 2019 08:23 AM
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