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Schools reopen after Eight Months in Kashmir

  • Schools re-opened, Kashmir, school, winter break, Srinagar

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti passed on the baton of education ministry to Altaf Bukhari, replacing Nayeem Akthar — the bureaucrat turned politician.

  • Schools re-opened, Kashmir, school, winter break, Srinagar
    Girls take part in morning prayer in a school in Srinagar

    The students could not attend school and colleges after the popular Hizbul Mujahideen commander was killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district.

  • Schools re-opened, Kashmir, school, winter break, Srinagar
    Girls assemble for prayer in a school in Srinagar

    His killing sparked a wave of street demonstrations across the Valley. To quell the clashes, security forces shot close to 100 youth, many students included, and wounded thousands others.

  • Schools re-opened, Kashmir, school, winter break, Srinagar
    Students in a class room in Srinagar

    More than 700 kids were fully or partially blinded during the widespread firing of pellets — a measure which kicked off a debate in the Valley and outside on the use of shot or pellet guns.

  • Schools re-opened, Kashmir, school, winter break, Srinagar
    Students walking in Srinagar

    Though the summer unrest shut off education, schools and colleges are shut mandatorily for three-month vacation till March.

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