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We feel like disinterested in studies when the surroundings are gripped in fear: Kashmiri student

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Wahid Bhat | Srinagar

Most of the students expressed their unwillingness about the examinations citing some very serious reasons.

One students of class 12th said they haven’t even completed even 40 per cent of syllabus, adding they face mental stress and trauma due to the current situation. “We feel like disinterested in studies when the surroundings are gripped in fear. Is this a conducive atmosphere around to concentrate on studies,” said Mahreen, a 12th class student from Soura.

Mahreen lives in Anchar area of Soura, the area which witnesses frequent clashes after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A.  Kashmir Valley is on edge since 5 August 2019, when BJP led government scrapped article 370 and article 35A besides divided the State of Jammu and Kashmir into two union Territories (UT) one is Ladkah and Jammu and Kashmir. 

She said the forces have broken all the window panes of their house during the raid from that day i fear to study till late night. 

The government has announced the opening of primaries and high schools in press talks many times but due to safety concerns, children did not reach school.

The challenge before the parents is how to keep the children busy in their homes so that their education is not damaged. Board exams, GATE, IIT etc. examinations are near and tuition centers are also closed.

18-year-old Insha Nabi, who came to fill the JEE Mains examination form, used to watch his “lecture online but now it takes more time to read the book. The problem is more so the local people have closed the tuition center.”

“If we see the present situation of Kashmir which is totally oppose what govt is says day by day.   If govt is really serious about schools and exams why they can’t restore phone service and internet only,” she said. 

On other hand continue blockade has affected students badly in Kashmir, who are not able to apply for various exams due to the communication blockade. 

Through Government said that District administration has set up a counter at Tourist reception centre Srinagar (TRC) but the fact is that one computer operation is submitting the exam form of thousands of students which is totally impossible for computer operation to submit all of them on time.               

Class work remained suspended in schools since 5 August 2019, when BJP led government scrapped article 370 and article 35A besides divided the State of Jammu and Kashmir into two union Territories (UT) one is Ladkah and Jammu and Kashmir. 

Authorities closed all the educational institutions as precautionary measure since August 05 this year when article 370 and 35A were scrapped, later authorities ordered to reopening of school upto high school level. 

Communication blockage persisted for the consecutive 39th day across the valley, reports of shutdown also purred from other parts of Kashmir valley even mainstream parties like national conference and people Democratic Party with former chief minister Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti under detention. 

While the Centre has slapped the Public Safety Act (PSA) on former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah and present Member of Parliament and two other former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti continue to be under house arrest.

Government-owned Centaur Hotel in Srinagar has been turned into a subsidiary jail, and as of now, at least 36 leaders, including the former bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal, are lodged there.

Many other political leaders and businessmen, lawyers, activists and other have also been confined to centaur hotel in Dal Lake. 

However Ministry of Home affairs in a statement said that the situation in Kashmir valley is returning to normalcy with easy of restrictions.

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