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J-K govt to hold remedial classes for students affected by Pak

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The Jammu and Kashmir government today said remedial classes would be held for students of schools which have remained closed for nearly a week due to ceasefire violations by Pakistan, once the situation along the IB and LoC normalises in the state.

Over 300 schools remained closed along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) since January 18 due to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing by Pakistan which claimed the lives of 12 people including five security personnel.

Over 70 people have been injured in the firing while thousands living in the border areas were forced to migrate.

"As far as the closure of schools along the border is concerned, I assure them that we will run remedial classes for the affected students once the situation normalises so that their does not suffer," minister Syed Altaf Bukhari said in the Legislative Assembly today.

He made the statement shortly after winding up the discussion on grants of department in response to a suggestion by a BJP MLA that special coaching centres should be set up for students of schools facing frequent closure along the border due to Pakistani firing and shelling.

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First Published: Tue, January 23 2018. 19:31 IST