CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government has requested that schools in the border belt of the state would revive from today.
“All schools in border belt will open from Wednesday. These had been had been closed due to security reasons,” Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema said on Tuesday
All schools, which were situated within the border region of 10 km from the international border with Pakistan, had been requested shut on Thursday a week ago after the Indian Army’s surgical strikes over the Line of Control (LoC) to destroy terror launch pads or staging areas.
“This decision has been taken keeping in mind that the students are in the midst of the academic session and that their studies are being affected,” Mr Cheema said.
The Punjab government, based on directions from the Union Home Ministry, has additionally requested the evacuation of villages in the outskirt regions of Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Ferozepur, Tarn Taran and Fazilka.
In spite of the fact that a huge number of individuals were emptied, numerous declined to move out of their homes in the outskirt towns, saying that they needed to tend to their properties, harvests and cows.
Punjab shares a 553-km long universal outskirt with Pakistan..