In Shariat-driven Kashmir valley, temples and places of worship have been under threat in the last two decades. They are heavily guarded by armed-to-the-teeth paramilitary forces. Idols have been desecrated and many temples have been abandoned for years. As for schools, most have been closed as they were largely run by Kashmiri Pandits. There were the Vishwa Bharti schools, Vidya Bhavan schools, DAV schools, all of them iconic. They were shut down once the Pandits were forced to leave the Valley after the ethnic cleansing began.