July 28, 2020

In Kashmir, the hills are alive with the sound of schooling

Doodhpathri (India) (AFP) – Sitting cross-legged and hunched over her textbooks in a lush meadow surrounded by mountains and pine trees, Tasleem Bashir can hardly contain her joy at being back at school.The 14-year-old is among hundreds of students attending open-air classes in Doodhpathri, high above Srinagar in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as the coronavirus continues to cripple life in the country.”It feels so good to have school in this fresh air. At home I didn’t study much because there were many house chores to do,” Bashir said. “After classes, I sit around with friends and we also play t…

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