Article 370 scrapped: Colleges have been asked to take special care of students hailing from Jammu and Kashmir amid ongoing tension over the scrapping of article 370. An existing helpline number 0120-244-6701 is now active and students can contact the same for any issues.
Article 370 scrapped: The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has asked the principals of all the colleges and Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) coordinators to take special care of the Kashmiri students. After Union Home Minister announced the proposal of scrapping Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, tensions have risen in the Valley of Jammu and Kashmir. According to the reports, in a leading daily, concerns are there for the students hailing from Jammu and Kashmir.
Students who were engaged under the PMSSS fellowship had been contacted through e-mail and SMS via mobile phones and were advised to connect with their respective college principals and coordinators to solve any problem and also make an adjustment with the current situation. According to reports, the center hasn’t set up any helpline numbers for the students, however, there is an existing helpline number 0120-244-6701. Students can contact the authorities through this helpline number for any issues.
Moreover, students can directly send an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to raise any concern. Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme or PMSSS is a merit-based scholarship for students from Jammu and Kashmir studying outside their state. The scheme pays tuition fees for their higher education.
Several Kashmiri students after the Pulwama attack this year were allegedly attacked in their universities and reportedly 10 Kashmiri students were arrested while 24 others were suspended or rusticated from the colleges for allegedly sharing “anti-national” posts on the social media platform.
The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 was passed in Rajya Sabha on Monday, August 5, 2019. The bill proposes to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two different Union territories and Ladakh.