20% attendance in Kashmir schools, 100% in Jammu

NEW DELHI:A little over 20 per cent students in Kashmir and 100 per cent in Jammu have started attending schools and there is no restriction on the movement of people anywhere in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Sunday.

20% attendance in Kashmir schools, 100% in Jammu

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New Delhi, October 20

A little over 20 per cent students in Kashmir and 100 per cent in Jammu have started attending schools and there is no restriction on the movement of people anywhere in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Sunday.

Restrictions on movement of people, vehicles and phone connections were imposed on August 5 following the abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370.

A total of 20.13 per cent students are attending schools in the Valley, while 100 per cent students are attending in Jammu region, a Home Ministry official said, quoting a report from the Jammu and Kashmir administration.

Also, 86.3 per cent teachers in the Valley and 100 per cent teachers in Jammu attended schools till Friday. A total of 21,328 schools in J&K have started functioning, which is 98 per cent of the total schools.

The J&K administration last week announced dates for year-end examinations from Classes 5 to 12, apparently to enhance attendance of students. Meanwhile, all of the 1,02,069 landline phone connections were restored till October 18, a total of 84 per cent mobile phone connections were restored in 22 districts till last Friday. — PTI

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