School Students’ ‘Tech Trip’ to LoC for ‘Arms Training’ Cut Short



Kashmir LoC

To teach their principal a “lesson”, nearly 22 students of Army Goodwill School in North Kashmir’s Handwara district were on way to Pakistan-administrated Kashmir for arms training early this month before army cut them short and sent them back.

The incident happened when the students angry over the “harsh attitude” of their school principal used Google maps and GPS system for crossing Line of Control during this past Ramadan.

Just 5km before LoC, these class 8,9 students aged 13-15 were intercepted by army near Watsar in Rajwar and handed over them to police.

During questioning, the students told police officials that they had left the school on 18th Ramadan, changed their clothes and took a bus to reach Bonwan village. “They (students) used Google maps for the travel,” the police official said.

Behind their adventure cum technology trip, police learnt, was a deep sense of retribution to “teach school principal a lesson” over his “harsh attitude”.


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