Srinagar, Jun 29
In an apparent move to counter week-long protest calendar by pro-freedom camp on the eve of first death anniversary of Burhan Wani, the government has announced a ten-day summer break for state schools and colleges.
The government has announced that schools and colleges shall remain closed between July 6 and July 16 in Jammu and Kashmir.
“It is hereby ordered that all Government Educational Institutions as also recognised private schools up to the Higher Secondary Level functioning in the Kashmir Division and winter zone of Jammu Division shall observe summer vacations with effect from July 6 to July 16,” said an order issued today.
“Any default on part of private institutions in observance of the calendar of summer vacations so authorised shall attract action under rules,” the order said.
The summer break coincides with the first anniversary of Burhan Wani on July 8. Pertinently, the Hizbul Mujahideen supremo Syed Salahuddin has a week-long protest calendar from July 7 to July 13 to “commemorate Burhan’s martyrdom anniversary.”
Kashmir observers say that the move is to ensure that the second week of July passes by calmly.
This spring, the Valley witnessed pan-Kashmir student protests after forces entered the premises of Pulwama Degree College, injuring dozens.