This is regarding the announcement of summer vacations that has been delayed by the education department and government for reasons better known to them only. As per the orders issued the vacations will start from July 19. Why has the department and the government delayed the vacations. The hottest period in Kashmir is usually from June 21 to July 21. The government did not announce the vacations earlier because it was trying to assess the situation that would prevail after Burhan Wani’s death anniversary. Had there been more strikes and protests the government would have immediately announced the vacations. There is no need to declaring vacations as the hottest days of summer by July 19 will be almost over. It is a very bad decision of education authorities.