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Pakistan a 'No School-Going Mission': India asks diplomats to send back school-going children

More than 60 school children of Indian diplomatic staff will reportedly not resume their classes from next quarter under a recent decision New Delhi has taken for multiple reasons.

The Indian government has declared Pakistan a “No School-Going Mission,” asking the staff members of the Indian High Commission (IHC) to either return or send their school going children back to India.

The Daily Times reported that even when the schools reopen after summer vacations, students of Indian diplomats would not resume their studies in Pakistan.

The decision by the Indian authorities would compel many staffers of the IHC in Islamabad to return for the sake of the education of their children.

One of the major concerns is the security of the students. Since the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar in 2014, the Indian authorities have been planning to declare Pakistan a "No School Going Mission".

Another reason which might have forced the Indian authorities to take this step is the restriction on the free movement of the Indian students. For school trips planned outside Pakistan, these students have to seek prior approval from the Pakistani Foreign Office.

This is likely to affect more than 50 Indian students, The Times of India reported.

A Pakistani diplomat feared the Pakistani students whose parents work in Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi might face the similar situation in India, reported The Daily Times.

This move by the Indian authorities might escalate the tensions between the two nations, which have worsened because of the Kashmir issue.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been making disturbing statements about Kashmir. He even declared that he was waiting for the day when Jammu and Kashmir would become a part of Islamabad.

India's decision to declare Pakistan "No-School Going Mission" might be a response of Pakistan's growing interference in India's affairs.


Updated Date: Jul 25, 2016 17:10 PM

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