Ensure reopening of Kashmir schools, Centre tells JK

The Centre has told the Jammu and Kashmir government to ensure security at schools and make efforts to resume studies hit for over four months due to the ongoing unrest.
Ensure reopening of Kashmir schools, Centre tells JK
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The Centre has told the Jammu and Kashmir government to ensure security at schools and make efforts to resume studies hit for over four months due to the ongoing unrest.

"The central government has asked the Mehbooba Mufti government two to three times to provide full security at schools and other educational institutions," Home Ministry spokesperson K.S. Dhatwalia told IANS.

He said Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra met Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Tuesday and apprised him of the situation in the state.

"Had a meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra in New Delhi today (Tuesday). He apprised me of the prevailing situation in the state," the Home Minister tweeted.

Efforts were on to reopen schools in the troubled Valley, he added.

Terming the incidents of school burnings "combination of madness and perversion", Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday called upon people in the valley to isolate those responsible for the arson.

At least 27 educational institutes have been gutted in mysterious fires in Kashmir in the last few weeks.

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