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High schools to reopen in Kashmir today

Normalcy is gradually returning to the valley after the abrogation of article 370. The Administration is keeping the supply chains replenished. Most phone lines are operational. People continue to repose their trust in the administration…as development work picks up pace.

Meanwhile, a team of minority affairs ministry embarked on a 2 day visit J&K on to evaluate the prevailing situation. In Pulwama, suspected terrorists kidnapped and killed 2 members of the Bakrwal community. Martyrs Day was observed in Ladakh on Tuesday.

Peace and calm prevails in the valley and normalcy is gradually returning to region, vehicles have started plying on the roads in the valley. Restrictions have been lifted from most of the areas but security forces continue to be deployed to avoid any untoward incident telephone connections have been made operational and there were no reports of any disturbance from any place. All schools till higher secondary will open from Wednesday. Telecom services have resumed in the state. Long queues were witnessed for BSNL connections. In Jammu too, situation is peaceful as all restrictions have been removed and life has begun running smoothly.

The ministry of home affairs held a high level meeting chaired by Home secretary AK Bhalla to  assess the implementation of central schemes in J&K and initiatives to be taken to expedite return of normalcy

A team of minority affairs ministry embarked on a 2 day visit J&K on Tuesday to gauge and evaluate the implementation of the development work by the centre. The team will assess and identify the scope of improvement needed to run schools, hospitals, colleges , skill development centers across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The team will also prepare a comprehensive report on Socio-economic development projects in the region. Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that Modi Govt aims to achieve development in the state with dignified means.

In Pulwama, suspected terrorists kidnapped two members of the Bakrwal community and later killed them. This is the first incident reported from the state after article 370 was abrogated. Earlier on 20th August, one LeT terrorist was killed and one special police officer was martyred in clashes in northern Kashmir’s Baramulla.


The day is observed in Leh and adjoining areas on Tuesday as a mark of respect for Nawang Dorje and Stobdan who were martyred in police firing during a protest to demand UT status for Ladakh in 1989.

A team from Tourism ministry headed by Union Minister Prahlad Patel will also visit Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh next month to finalise new policies aimed at encouraging tourism in the region.

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