India, Feb. 23 -- Mohammad Kaif was preparing for his class 12 exams last February when communal riots broke out in north-east Delhi, where he lived with his family. Overnight, the 19-year-old had to forget all about exams as he and his family were forced to flee for their lives, to their village in Uttar Pradesh.

Kaif, a resident of Mustafabad, aspired to become a doctor until last year. "We fled to our village the same day our neighbour was killed by a mob. Later, my family did not allow me to return to Delhi, to appear for the exams in the first week of March 2020. Then, before we could even think of returning to discuss my case with the school, a nationwide lockdown was announced. My entire year got ruined. I finally completed my cla...