New Delhi: The home ministry is working in close coordination with the Jammu and Kashmir government to ensure that schools and educational institutions in the Valley, which have been closed for about four months now, reopen this month.
There is a considerable concern among the Centre and state over the issue with even Prime Minster Narendra Modi also intervening in the matter, particularly since 26 schools have been burnt in the Valley over the last few days.
Mr Modi has already directed the home ministry to explore “all possible avenues” for reopening of educational institutions at the earliest, which have been shut since July first week when Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was shot dead by security forces in an encounter.
Sources said the PM was considerably concerned over the education and career of children in the Valley being severely hampered in wake of closure of schools. Home minister Rajnath Singh had a detailed discussion with J&K governor N.N. Vohra last week, and he asked him to prepare a blueprint on how the schools could be reopened this month, sources added.
The home ministry, state government and security forces are working on a plan, as per which schools would be opened in a phased manner. “We are planning to open educational institutions.”...