Ceasefire Violation and Education: A Study of Youth in Arnia Town of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)


  • Seikha Jamwal


International Border, Ceasefire Violations, Jammu & Kashmir, youth, Education, Challenges


Borders are the visible symbol defining the geographical limit and scope of a state’s sovereign rights. Simultaneously, borders became the psychological markers that separate individuals and their sense of identity between us and others. But in the Union Territory of J&K, borders have become the cause of prolonged suffering for the border-dwellers. Cross-border gunshots have increased drastically over the last decades, leading to the victimization of most of the population. It had an enormous impact on the people living near the border. The violation of the ceasefire line had a tremendous impact on the lives of people near the International Border, particularly on the education of students. It has disturbed their learning routines and accessibility to quality education. Compared to others, those living near the International Border face challenging living conditions. Thus, the present study is an attempt to analyze the impact of ceasefire violations on the education of the students of Arnia town of Jammu and Kashmir and the difficulties faced by them. The significance of this study is to highlight a variety of challenges and problems faced by the students, which will help the government in further policy framing.