Kashmir development accelerates, government reopens schools in Kashmir Valley.

Kashmir children to get educational benefits from today.

High schools in the Kashmir Valley reopened on Wednesday in areas where precincts have been lifted but lesser number of students turned up.

Higher secondary schools in the valley have been shut for over three weeks due to restrictions imposed in the state after its special status was officially cancelled.

Officials said high schools reopened this morning. However, limited staff presence was seen in schools.

Sehrish Asgar, the Jammu and Kashmir Director of Information and Public Relations had said on Tuesday that “The education department has decided to open all high schools in Kashmir Valley from tomorrow in areas where relaxations have been provided.”

Restrictions on the movement of people have now been eased in 81 police station areas across the Kashmir Valley.

Briefing reporters about the status of schools, Director Education Kashmir Younis Malik had said on August 27 that 3,037 primary schools and 774 middle schools have now been re-opened across the valley.

Officials had said the communication cordon was eased to some extent in the valley as landline telephone services were restored in most places in outlook of the improving situation.

Mobile services and Internet, including BSNL’s broadband and private leased-line Internet, have remained snapped since August 5, when the Centre evaded requirements of Article 370 of the Constitution and dichotomize the state into two Union territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

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