Monica Heer from Nowshehra sector of Line of Control is camping with her sister and father for a week. But the Class 9 student is finding it hard to study in a cramped migrant shelter. She has no books, no teachers, no classes and is losing her determination. "The firing is so intense we can't even come out of our homes. We can't study in these circumstances, even if we try," she said.
Back home in Nowshehra, there is fear in schools. Some of the schools which opened briefly last week had to be shut down due to incessant shelling by Pakistan. The panic-stricken students and staff say the situation is just not conducive for studies.
"The firing starts suddenly in the morning, just when the school hours begin... it gets very difficult," said a teacher, Gurmeet Singh.
"We have closed all schools from the border areas and moved many people to migrant camps," said Shahid Iqbal, the District Commissioner of Rajouri.
People at the LoC are suffering on multiple fronts due to constant shelling by Pakistan, students being the worst sufferers, their schools are shut and they look at an uncertain future.
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