- Title: Kashmir schools remain shut as Indian government reimposes curbs
- Date: 19th August 2019
- Summary: SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA (AUGUST 19, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF VEHICLES ON STREET / SHUT SHOPS BUILDING ROOF BARBED WIRE ON ROADBLOCK/ DESERTED LAL CHOWK SQUARE TRAFFIC PASSING NEXT TO EXTERIOR OF PRESENTATION CONVENT HR. SEC. SCHOOL SIGN ON SCHOOL ENTRANCE READING (English): "PRESENTATION CONVENT HR. SEC. SCHOOL" (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) SRINAGAR RESIDENT, NIZAR AHMED, SAYING: "They are asking us to send our children to school. This is all for the eyes of the world. How do we send our children to schools in a situation like this? There has been a curfew-like situation in the city. Even now, the situation is no better." VARIOUS OF ARMED SOLDIERS IN RIOT GEAR NEXT TO BARBED WIRE
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- Keywords: India Jammu and Kashmir shutdown Article 370 Pakistan protests schools Srinagar
- Location: SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- City: SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
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- Story Text: Schools in Kashmir's biggest city of Srinagar remained noticeably shut on Monday (August 19) morning after India's government reimposed restrictions on movement following clashes.
Despite vows to reopen schools and government offices by Monday, Indian authorities reinstated restrictions on movement in parts of Srinagar on Sunday (August 18) after overnight clashes between residents and police in which dozens were injured.
"How do we send our children to schools in a situation like this? There has been a curfew-like situation in the city. Even now, the situation is no better," said Srinagar resident Nizar Ahmed.
Kashmir has been under lockdown since August 5, when the Indian government announced the revocation of the region's autonomous status.
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