Lalgarh/Kolkata, June 25 (ANI): While security forces are carrying out operation in the Maoist infested area Lalgarh in West Bengal to free it from criminals' grip, local students lament that their studies are getting affected.
A section of students complains that studies are getting affected due to the ongoing operation by the security forces in the jungles of Lalgarh region in Medinipur district of West Bengal.
Security forces, who are taking on the armed Maoists in the region, are using school buildings and campus as camps, as a result, the students cannot attend their school buildings.
Certain examinations, scheduled to take place in the month of May and June, have been cancelled by authorities due to the ongoing security operations.
"Because of the ongoing conflict, the police have set up camps in this area for the past seven to eight days in different schools. In Satpati too they have come today to set up camp. Today, the schools were supposed to begin after summer vacations but couldn't. Admissions were to take place and even exams but because of the conflict all these planned schedules stand cancelled," said Nirodhban Nandi, a student.
Local villagers fear that the ongoing conflict between the security forces and the Maoists may last longer than expected until security forces manage to flush out the Maoists from the region.
The state police and para-military personnel recently started the combing operation to flush out Maoists from Lalgarh, after the ultras in the guise of supporting the People's Committee against Police Atrocities (PCAPA), torched a police station and offices of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and killed several of the party activists. (ANI)