In search of peace, Kashmiris migrating to Jammu

The three month long unrest in the Valley is threatening the mental health of people with doctors and psychiatrists warning that the unprecedented stressful situation amid bloodshed would leave impact on the psyche of the locals in the region and many are exposed to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

As the violence in Kashmir refuses to quell, Kashmiris are migrating to Jammu in large numbers for a peaceful and normal life.

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Jammu has become a second home for some families from the Valley since most of them own a house here. As unrest continues, these families are moving to Jammu.

People who don’t own a house have managed accommodation at their relatives’ places, many taken room on rent while others are living at own transit housings in Jammu and its outskirts.

As the schools and colleges remain closed in Kashmir for the last 3 months, parents along with their children are coming to Jammu to complete their syllabus in coaching centres.

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The kind and friendly people of Jammu are also helping them by arranging special classes to enable Kashmiri students to complete their syllabus for forthcoming board exams. ‘

 “We are equally concerned about the future of children in Kashmir and for them we have started special batches particularly for class 12”, Managing Director, Jammu based Shree Institutes told a leading daily.


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