High school torched in 2016 yet to be repaired

Anantnag: As several schools were torched during the 2016 unrest in the Valley, the students of High School of Nardsangad village in Kokernag area of South Kashmir are still taking their classes under the open sky. The school has not been reconstructed after it was torched during the unrest.

Sources said that the authorities have so far failed to start any repair work of the building. “Even the culprits involved in the act were neither traced nor arrested so far,” they added.

Locals said that students are studying under an open sky and education department has failed to arrange any alternative building for the poor students.

The locals told Kashmir Vision that their kids are suffering a lot. “We won’t send out wards to school during winters as the harsh day’s will lead to various health issues among the children,” they said.

They said that the officials do not pay any attention towards the sufferings of the poor students enrolled in the institute.

The locals urged the concerned authorities to look into the matter and take an immediate action in this regard so that the students could feel a sigh of relief.

As per official records, about 37 schools were set ablaze by miscreants in year 2016.

A top official of education department said that the state government has no funds to rebuild the schools.

However, he added that a proposal has been submitted to the central government. “We hope the funds will be released soon to rebuild these schools,” he said.



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