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State govt. working to reopen schools at the earliest: Nirmal Singh

Updated: Sep 17, 2016 14:23 IST

Katra (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sept. 17 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Saturday said the BJP- PDP-led government's priority is that schools should reopen in the Valley and they are working in that direction only.

"Both the central government and the state government will do whatever will be required. Our priority is that schools should reopen and we are doing whatever is required for it. I have talked to the Chief Minister about it," Singh told the media.

Normal life remained affected for over 69 consecutive days in violence-hit Kashmir.

More than 80 people have been killed and thousands have been left injured in the aftermath of the July 8 encounter in which Hijbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani was killed by the security forces. (ANI)