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Jammu, November 7 ( JKNT) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has acknowledged that education has been the biggest casualty in the now four-month-long unrest in Kashmir Valley and voiced the hope that the system would be back on track in a week’s time .
Describing the situation in the Valley ,which had witnessed lot of violence and continuous shutdown for 122nd day till Monday , as “ unfortunate”, the Chief Minister said that the steps were underway to restore peace and order and opening of schools.
She was speaking to media after taking a guard of honour on the opening day of the bi-annual “ Durbar “ move – the return of the seat of the government to winter capital Jammu from Srinagar, the summer capital. The civil secretariat and other “ move offices” had closed in Srinagar on October 27 . These opened here on Monday in a typical ceremonial manner.
Mehbooba Mufti mapped the Kashmir situation after the killing of a militant commander Burhan Wani in July in which 90 people, mostly young, have been killed . A life-threatening situation existed on the streets of Kashmir where stone throwing mobs clashed with pellet-showering police.
The Chief Minister said that the “ miscreants” behind the burning of schools- more than 30 schools have been burnt in the past seven weeks- are being detained. At the same time, the newly recruited militants were being de-briefed.
“ We are trying to bring them to mainstream, and I am hopeful of positive results soon,” the Chief Minister said, who looked relaxed in the tension-free atmosphere in Jammu contrasted with the high-tension environment in the Valley.