The Ministry of Human Resource Development has directed students from Jammu and Kashmir to avoid enrolling for any courses in universities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), evoking sharp reaction from students and separatists. “India is part of the SAARC group and all educational institutes in all the countries should be treated on par. One cannot pick and choose educational institutes in a particular region. Today they are barring educational institutes in PoK; tomorrow they may bar educational institutes in other countries,” said Mr. Var. He said the SAARC and all associated agreements have been honoured through many decades and hostile conditions including war, and suddenly barring PoK educational institutes “is beyond comprehension”.
Source: The Hindu May 15, 2019 19:52 UTC