"All schools in border belt will open from Wednesday. These had been had been closed due to security reasons," Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema said on Tuesday.
All schools, which were situated within the border area of 10 km from the international border with Pakistan, had been ordered closed on Thursday last week following the Indian Army's surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) to destroy terror launch pads or staging areas.
"This decision has been taken keeping in mind that the students are in the midst of the academic session and that their studies are being affected," Mr Cheema said.
Though thousands of people were evacuated, many refused to move out of their homes in the border villages, saying that they had to tend to their properties, crops and cattle.
Punjab shares a 553-km long international border with Pakistan.
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