In occupied Kashmir, the puppet regime has announced early summer vacation in schools and colleges to forestall student protests on the first martyrdom anniversary of popular youth leader, Burhan Wani.
According to media sources, the Mehbooba Mufti-led regime declared that schools and colleges would remain closed for 10 days from July 6 to July 15. The anniversary of Burhan Wani, who was killed by Indian troops, falls on July 8.
Normally, schools and colleges in the occupied territory close in the second half of July when the temperature peaks at around 35 degrees Celsius. However, this time, the temperature has been hovering around 20 degrees Celsius, with regular rain bringing it down several notches. The weather has been so pleasant that many have been wearing warm clothes in the evenings.
Many Valley residents expressed surprise on social media at the summer vacation dates. One of them mocked the decision by saying the puppet regime should have declared winter vacation instead.
Meanwhile, member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed, in a statement in Srinagar said that there was no justification for summer vacations from July 6. He said that declaring summer vacation was an attempt to ruin educational system in occupied Kashmir.
He said that most of the working days in educational institutions in the territory had been wasted due to law and order problem created by brutalities of Indian forces in colleges and schools.