Srinagar, Aug 17: Many schools designated for internet facilitation centers for registration of Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) 2020-21 in Kashmir are wearing a deserted look due to the absence of staff.
The candidates are not able to submit their application forms due to the absence of the staff that is meant to be present at the designated centres. The parents of those wards applying for the PMSSS said the internet facilitation centers at designated schools are wearing a deserted look while the candidates are being compelled to wander from school to school.
One of the parents told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that he went to three schools in Pampore zone of Pulwama district and Srinagar district respectively wherein he was told that the staff was not available.
“No staff is available in these schools. I went to Government Girls Higher Secondary Pampore (GGHS), Government Boys Higher Secondary Pampore (BHSS) and Government Higher Secondary School Khonmoh to submit the form, but no staff was available there,” he said.
“Now, I submitted the form of my ward at SP College,” he added. Earlier, the government extended the last date for online registration of PMSSS till August-31 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the extension of the date, the government directed the candidates to visit nearest internet facilitation and verification centre for registration and verification of the documents.
In Kashmir division, the authorities have designated 334 schools as internet facilitation and verification centres.
PMSSS has asked the designated schools to register and verify the documents; however, the schools remain closed.
Meanwhile, the concerned officials at BHSS Pampore didn’t respond to the repeated calls from KNO.
However, the officials at BHSS Khonmoh Srinagar said there were some internet issues. “We have some internet issues in the router and I am submitting the form of the students from my Smartphone,” he said—(KNO)
Protests erupt in parts of J&K against Blasphemous video
Srinagar, Aug 17 (KNO): The protests were held in several areas of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday against the person involved in hurting the religious sentiments of a particular community.
It is worth to mention here that two persons involved in hurting the religious sentiments of a particular community have already been arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir police while the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh had stated that one more person who is visible in the video will be arrested soon.
According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) Correspondent, in Kashmir division, the protest was held in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district where a number of people took to the streets and demanded strict action against the person involved in the act.
The protest was also held in Tengpora area of Batamaloo where locals hit the streets and demanded authorities to take stringent action against the involved person.
In Srinagar’s press enclave, the separate protests were held by the Islamic clerics and a local NGO, who reached the Press colony amid chanting slogans.
The protesters as per the KNO demanded action against the person involved in the act. In Sogam Lolab, the protest was held by the locals where the protesters raised slogans and demanded action against the involved persons.
Besides, the protests were also held in Jammu division. In Poonch’s Surankote area, Rajouri town and Ramban’s Banihal, the people staged protests today and raised slogans against the person who is involved in the act.
The protesters have also demanded stringent action against the involved persons.
Besides, the people at different places in Jammu division approached the higher ups in their respective districts and submitted memorandum, demanding action against the persons involved—(KNO)