‘Closing educational institutions to manage situation has become a routine in Kashmir’

The Communist Party of India Marxist (CPIM) lawmaker from Kulgam constituency of Jammu and Kashmir, MY Tarigami, on Saturday said that closing educational institutes to manage situation in Kashmir it has become a norm.

On Saturday, the Jammu and Kashmir Government ordered closure of educational institutions in Srinagar, apparently in the wake of killing of a militant in Zakura area on the outskirts of Srinagar on Friday.

“Due to long winter vacations, strikes, official holidays and other reasons, the academic calendar in Kashmir Valley is very short. Right from April this year, the Government ordered closure of schools and colleges dozens of times to manage the situation which has badly affected the education of students,” Tarigami said in a statement.

He said that closing down the educational institutions to manage the situation is unfortunate and the Government must do away with this practice. “The students in Kashmir have been the worst sufferers of the prevailing situation and the Government punishes them further by forcing them to stay away from schools and colleges,” he added.

The lawmaker said that snapping Internet services time and again has become another routine in Kashmir in recent times. Due to this not only business community sufferers immensely, our students have to study without the Internet services in 21st century.

As the board and university exams are ongoing, students are facing tribulations in internet surfing. It is like going back to Stone Age as students are deprived of every basic facility including internet services, he added.

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