20 Schools Burnt Down in Kashmir

Almost like Taliban's offensive against education in Pakistan and Afghanistan, terror groups in Kashmir are destroying schools and ensuring their continued shut down. Twenty schools have been wrecked in the last three months of unrest. The schools in Valley have remained shut since July 8.
Officials said that around two million Kashmiri students have been prevented from going to schools across the Kashmir Valley . The students of border areas like Gurez, Tangdhar, Uri in Kashmir and Jammu and Ladakh regions have been attending their schools without disruption though. Separatist influence is limited to the valley.
According to official figures, seventeen government schools and three private schools have been fully damaged in fire.
The closure of schools and colleges has also been enforced by the diktats issued by the separatist conglomerate Hurriyat and militant outfits. Pakistan based Lashkar-eTaiba on September 27 issued a warning to Jammu and Kashmir education minister Naeem Akhtar for trying to resume schools and colleges in the Valley.
Hundreds of parents have sent their wards to cities like Jammu and Delhi for studies after they lost three months of schooling.

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