Only 196 primary schools of 900 in Srinagar would reopen today, said Shahid Iqbal, the Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar.
According to NDTV, many of the schools had their gates shut after opening in the morning.
“Some staff and teachers came, but students never did,” said the employee of a well-known school in the heart of Srinagar.
All private schools in Srinagar remained shut as parents were apprehensive after violent protests over the past two days. According to the Press Trust of India, only Police Public School at Bemina and a few Kendriya Vidyalayas saw a handful of students.
Restrictions are back in place in parts of Srinagar after clashes overnight. The decision to allow internet and mobile phones in parts of Jammu has also been reversed, according to an official, amid concerns about the spread of rumours.
Jammu and Kashmir principal secretary Rohit Kansal said restrictions would be relaxed for longer hours after an assessment of the situation. He admitted that two or three incidents had taken place but he added that only two were injured.
In Srinagar, despite offices and schools reopening, according to the administration, shops remain closed and roads, largely deserted.