Valley on the rumble again

Hurriyat leader Geelani asks people not to send children to school

Valley on the rumble again

The decision to reopen school was after the unveiling of the Centre’s Kashmir package, based on the report of an all-party delegation that toured the Valley.

Following announcement of the eight-point Kashmir package, curfew was lifted from parts of the Valley though prohibitory orders remain imposed in districts like Budgam.

In Srinagar, curfew was reimposed in the early hours of Sunday following stone pelting in Habba Kadal and Solina areas of the city. Phased lifting of curbs was made in parts of Srinagar and in places like Sopore town of Baramulla district, Kupwara town, Kralpora and Trehgam. Curbs will be back in all parts of Srinagar by Sunday night, police said.

The state, meanwhile, said it had made elaborate arrangements for the reopening of schools and colleges. It also announced the conduct of annual examinations of the schools as per schedule. The state government move, however, was a false show of concern for students, according to Geelani. “Most among the 108 persons killed were students. Why did not the government bother about their lives?”

Geelani also said he would  formulate his strike programme to help conduct of exams. He also called for a fresh 10-day protest line, starting from September 27 to October 6.

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