Kupwara, Nov. 11: Students learning at the Upper Primary School (UPS) Gujjarnar in the Kralgund region of Kupwara district, north Kashmir, are now seriously in danger of dying inside an abandoned and damaged structure.
The school building sustained significant damage in 2015, according to locals, as a result of soil erosion.
After it sustained damage, they said, the structure was abandoned.
Locals said that despite their repeated attempts, the involved authorities had not agreed to demolish the property.
They said that because the school is having trouble finding space, the difficulties the pupils are facing may be resolved if it were to get a new building.
“The locals expressed uncertainty about the reasons behind the authorities’ reluctance to grant UPS Gujjarnar a new building.”
Dismantling the building might improve the area available to kids for use as a playfield, since the school does not have much room for one.
“Anytime now, the building could collapse.” A father of two students at the school said, “The chances increase greatly when it rains, but the authorities continue to watch as silent spectators.”
To prevent any unpleasant situation, the residents have asked the authorities of the Education Department to step in and provide instructions to demolish the structure.