Schools must reopen but not in isolation: Omar Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said making the reopening of schools a benchmark to gauge the return of normalcy in the unrest-hit Valley was leading to arson attacks on the educational institutions.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said making the reopening of schools a benchmark to gauge the return of normalcy in the unrest-hit Valley was leading to arson attacks on the educational institutions.

Making the reopening of schools a benchmark to gauge the return of normalcy is what leads to arson attacks by those who ferment trouble,  Omar wrote on Twitter. Omar, the working president of opposition National Conference (NC), said the government must get a grip on the situation in the Valley and then the schools would reopen on their own.

"Schools must reopen but not in isolation. The government must get a grip on the situation in toto and schools, shops will open on their own,  he said. 

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