Schools, colleges reopen in Jammu after Kishtwar clashes

All educational institutes in Jammu region reopened on Monday after a 10-day closure due to communal clashes in Kishtwar and subsequent imposition of curfew in several districts.

Last Updated: Aug 20, 2013, 00:12 AM IST

Jammu: All educational institutes in Jammu region reopened on Monday after a 10-day closure due to communal clashes in Kishtwar and subsequent imposition of curfew in several districts.

All educational institutions including Jammu University reopened today, a government spokesman said.

The divisional administration, on August 9, had ordered closure of all government and private schools and colleges in the region from August 10, he said.
The step was taken in view of communal violence in Kishtwar on August 9 in which three people were killed and over 20 others were injured, the spokesman said, adding that 75 shops and 35 vehicles were also damaged in arson.

PTI