20% student’s attendance in Kashmir schools, 100% attendance in Jammu


Jammu & Kashmir: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.

While 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.

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The landline connections in Kashmir valley were restored about two months ago, post-paid mobile connections were restored on October 14.

Restrictions on the movement of people, vehicles and phone connections were imposed on August 5 following the announcement by the central government the abrogation of the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and its bifurcation into two Union Territories.

A total of 20.13 per cent students are attending schools in Kashmir 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 Kashmir valley and 100 per cent teachers in Jammu are attending schools till Friday.