After the abrogation of article 370 in Kashmir on 5th August 2019 – Jammu and Kashmir state was brought under a lock down, all the means of communications were shut, suspending all the life across the region. Educational institutions also suffered badly due to this lock down, However, in January low-speed internet services were restored, the low-speed internet continues in Kashmir since then – with the uncertain situations the students have only been able to attend only 11 days of schooling in the last 9 months. After the COVID-19 pandemic, J&K was also brought under lock-down, leaving thousands of students stuck. It has become very difficult for student and teacher community to carry out regular classes using smartphones, and conferencing applications for classes on low speed internet.
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Sajad Rasool manages Kashmir Unheard. He works as a Producer and Editor