Jammu and Kashmir : All government and private schools that are situated within five kilometers of the International Border and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district will remain shut on Thursday and Friday due to heavy shelling from the Pakistan side.
Deputy of Commissioner of Jammu has ordered to shut all government and non-government schools upto 10+2 will also remain closed.
This decision has been taken in order to avoid loss of civilian life amid heightened tension between Pakistan and India after Pakistan based terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammad killed more than 40 CRPF jawans in a suicide car bomb attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14, 2019.
The Director of School Education has also postponed the examinations of class 8 and class 9 which was scheduled to be held on February 28. The date of the other exams will be notified later.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has reviewed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a meeting, Malik expressed his concern over the cross-border firing and took steps to prevent loss of life in Jammu and Kashmir. Post-Pulwama attack India has retaliated against terrorism and destroyed the launchpads of JeM.