“It’s a living hell in Kashmir”: WATCH Exclusive report by Rifat Jawaid from Srinagar

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The administration in Srinagar on Sunday announced that it was reopening 193 out of 900 primary schools in Srinagar from Monday. However, the schools had to shut down as soon as they opened on Monday after parents refused to send their children.


While many including some within the government felt that this was a part of the ‘civilian curfew’ observed by the local population, some parents said that their decision to not send their children to schools was prompted by their concern for the safety of their little ones. One father said that there was no question of sending his children to school until the situation returned to complete normalcy and phone lines became fully functional.

Currently, only a limited number of landline phones have been made operational while the ban on mobile phones and the internet remain in full force.

Janta Ka Reporter’s editor-in-chief Rifat Jawaid caught up with two parents outside Srinagar’s posh Presentation Convent School on Monday. One of them, Riaz, said that the government’s recent clampdown had made their condition a ‘living hell.’ Riaz said that the shutdown imposed by the government had a crippling effect on his business.

“Not everyone lives in the close vicinity of the school. Some of us have to cover a 20 km distance to come to school. We are scared and worried about our children’s safety. Due to the barricading of roads, there’s not even space for a small car to pass. Is this the right environment to send children to school in?” Riaz asked.

Riaz also blamed the media for their worsening condition as he said, “your media has caused more destruction to us than the government.”

You can watch the exclusive report by Rifat Jawaid below:




  1. अब समझ मे आया के ये घनटे का रीपोरटर एक तरफा क्यूँ है। ईन्की चाल से ही शक होता है। फिर देखा तो यकीन मे बदल जाता है। अलविदा मियाँ।

  2. This reporter and the one who is giving his views of the ground realities on Kashmir ….do not have any human concern for Kashmiri pundits whose women were raped and men were killed and were supposed to leave there homes for theses greedy looters of others wealth …They don’t belong to sensible human psyche …They are demons who spoiled the holy land of Kashmir …
    OneOnThese day These rotten heads will has to bear the consequence of their karmas …
    It’s natures law….” To every action there’s equal and opposite reaction …This is bond to happen …
    God bless your soul ..

  3. Aa Gaya aur ek gaddar…India army protection de rahe hai to tumhe Darr lag Raha hai.???? Sabse pehle Aisa reporpter Ko andar karna chahiye jo jhuth faila Raha hai!!!!! Ye sala nahmak haram hai….khate pite India ka aur Dil tadapta hai kisi aur ke liye….go to hell

  4. Please make a report on kashmiri pandits, their suffering, genocide,forced migration,rapes and killing …you are a good reporter please make ..how mosque were involved in it also inquire about it


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