In occupied Kashmir, educational institutions are presenting a deserted look because of the military clampdown and communications blackout that entered 43rd day, today.
The authorities have opened schools up to the 10th grade in the Valley to portray normalcy, but the attendance of children in these educational institutions is almost nil as parents are reluctant to send children to school as they are unable to keep track of them because of the suspension of mobile phone, landline and internet services.
Submission of examination forms for the 10th grade has already started in the Valley even though students said they had not covered all the topics of their academic syllabus.
Meanwhile, Normal life remained affected in the Kashmir valley for the 43rd consecutive day, today, as shops remained shut and public transport was off the roads. kms/Mustafa.