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The educational institutions which were to open after 3-month long winter break in Kashmir continue to remain closed as government apprehends that students may hit the streets, which could lead to law and order problems/
The schools and colleges were set to reopen on March 5 but government extended their closure for a week after six persons, including two militants, were killed in a shootout with the army at Pahnoo Shopian in south Kashmir on March 4.
It seems government wants to play safe as in 2017 students agitation across Kashmir had taken a dangerous turn. But in the process to maintain peace the government is keeping the students confined to the four walls of their homes and is not allowing them to resume their studies. This is taking toll on the students.
The government should formulate a clear cut education policy for the students so that they don’t suffer and their academic calendar is not disturbed. Closing down the schools, colleges and universities is no solution. People at the helm should sit together to come up with a concrete solution.
Efforts need to be made to ensure that schools, colleges and universities are made secure and the elements, who can instigate the students to stage protest are kept away from the campuses. With each holiday students lose their working days and it leads to them losing interest from studies. Students have kept their fingers crossed and are eagerly waiting for the educational institutions to reopen. Most students want to resume their normal activities. The ball is in the court of the government as it has to decide whether the educational institutions would reopen or not.

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