December 14, 2016 11:51:10 am
Jammu and Kashmir government December 13 announced winter vacations for schools in Kashmir division and other areas falling under the winter zone of the state. The winter vacations for up to standard 8 will begin from December 17 while those for 9 to 12 standard it will start from December 24, an order issued by the Education Department reads.
The schools are scheduled to reopen on March 1, 2017.
The schools in Kashmir valley have remained mostly shut since July this year due to unrest triggered by killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces.
As there was no let-off in the separatist-sponsored shut downs in the Valley, the state government announced mass promotion for all students to the next level except for 10th and 12th standard students who appeared in annual board examinations last month.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.