efe-epaBy Shah Abbas Srinagar, India

Community schools have become an alternative to formal education in Indian Kashmir, which has been surrounded by security forces for over a month after the Indian government stripped it of its semi-autonomous status.

Despite schools being officially open, students have not been turning up to their respective institutions due to the ongoing situation of uncertainty that started when New Delhi revoked the region's special status on Aug. 5. EFE-EPA