Children at a school in Manjakote sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district were on Tuesday stranded in the school building due to heavy shelling by Pakistan, according to reports.
According to ANI, the headmaster of the school said there had been heavy shelling, because of which the students had been asked to wait and leave only when the firing stops.
Jammu & Kashmir: School children stranded at school due to ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Manjakote sector of Rajouri district. Headmaster says there has been heavy shelling so we have asked the students to wait, we will leave them only when firing stops. pic.twitter.com/EfyYfpXbyJ
— ANI (@ANI) February 27, 2018
CNN-News18 reported that there were around 100 children stranded in that school.
The secondary and higher secondary schools in Kashmir re-opened on Monday after a three-month long winter vacation, the state education department said.
The schools were closed since 1 December last year, 15 days earlier than the schedule time, due to intense cold wave conditions in the region.
"The students of class 9, 10, 11 and 12 (secondary and higher secondary) today resumed class work as the winter vacation for these classes came to end yesterday," an official of the education department had said.
The primary schools will open on 5 March, he had said.
With inputs from PTI
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Updated Date: Feb 27, 2018 13:51:57 IST