For many students from the disputed Indian-controlled territory, a rare window of hope had emerged amid a three-decade conflict over their homeland: the prospect of studying outside the state. But in the wake of recent violence, OZY reports, thousands have been forced to return home from other parts of India — where they’ve faced nationalist reprisals — leaving behind their education and career dreams. “As a Kashmiri student,” one said, “I feel my future is destroyed.”

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