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The News Minute | September 15, 2014 | 11.54 am IST

A man in Kashmir has turned away rescue workers, refusing to leave his students who are mentally challenged.

According to a report by Rediff, George Johnson, project coordinator at an NGO that runs a home for children with developmental disorders such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, refused to go with local rescuers. 

He told PTI: I refused to leave this place without my students when the local volunteers came for rescue operations. It is difficult to evacuate these children via boats as the flood water can cause panic among them.”

"Keeping them in rescue shelters is also not feasible as the people there would not know how to deal with them. I choose to be with these children in their hour of need.”

Read the full report at Rediff.

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