The pandemic has cut off access to education for young people around the world. But in the disputed Indian-administered region of Kashmir, students have faced school closures, not just once, but twice.
In 2019, when India revoked the region’s special status and sent tens of thousands of troops, a curfew closed all schools in the region.
Then as schools began reopening, in 2020, the pandemic hit, forcing millions of students to study online. A BBC investigation found that, during the lockdown, students from more than 150 villages in the area were unable to access online lessons. In the remote Himalayan village of Limber, students must traverse a mountain, all in order to get an education.
Reporter and Editor: Amer Pirzadeh
Camera: Faisal H Bhatt
Producers: Kinjal Pandya and Claire Press