Education was disrupted: Kashmiri students climb the mountain to cross the digital divide
The pandemic has disrupted access to education for young people around the world. But in the Indian-managed Kashmir region, students have experienced school closures, not just once, but twice.
In 2019, as India repealed the special status of the region and sent ten thousand troops, a toque closure closed all schools in the area.
Then, when schools began to reopen, a pandemic struck in 2020, forcing millions of students to study online. BBC research has found that throughout the blockade, students from more than 150 towns in the area have not had access to online lessons. In the remote Himalayan village of Limber, students have to cross a mountain to gain access to everything for education.
Reporter and filming edition: Aamir Peerzada
Camera: Faisal H Bhat
Producers: Kinjal Pandya and Claire Press