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Burning of Schools in Kashmir is Equal to ‘Digging Own Grave’, says Bharatiya Janata Party

"Burning schools as part of on-going protest in the Valley has startled human souls. It tantamount to digging own grave,"S S Bijral said

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Some school kids getting back to their homes in afternoon, this scene was captured in Pakistan administered Gurez Valley of Kashmir. Wikimedia Commons

Jammu, November 19, 2016: The BJP state spokesman S S Bijral on Saturday said that the people who are responsible for burning of schools in Kashmir are actually “digging their own graves”.

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According to PTI, S S Bijral said,”Burning schools as part of on-going protest in the Valley has startled human souls. It tantamount to digging own grave.”

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He said that the masterminds behind the on-going agitation in Kashmir have so far torched more than 30 schools across the Valley.

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“One is left aghast and wondering what the masterminds of Valley violence aim at by targeting centres of learning, that too of government, built through scarce public funds”, Bijral said.

Representational image. Wikimedia Commons
Representational image. Wikimedia Commons

He further added that the state was a blessed one where the education institutional network was extensive.

The former chief minister, Late Sheikh Mohammed Adbullah who was a teacher himself, introduced a policy of spreading out the network of schools and establishing one school after every two kilometres.

“These schools are because of strenuous effort of locals.

Torching these is savage and most reprehensible. It amounts to cutting roots of human civilisation. The local people protected them against vandalism,” he said.

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Referring to Islamic scriptures, Bijral said that education is crucial for human progress.

by NewsGram team with PTI inputs

  • Diksha Arya

    Burning schools in protest in simply horrendous…

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Authorities Urge Schools in London to be Sugar-Free by 2022

British Department for Education still allows schools nationwide to serve sugary items at lunchtime

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Many schools in London, however, have voluntarily become sugar-free. Pixabay

Every school in London should be “sugar-free” by 2022, health authorities said in a new report.

At least one in four children across London suffer from tooth decay by the age of five, with some regions more severe than the others, according to the report released by London Assembly Health Committee on Wednesday.

“Sugar is one of the biggest causes,” a spokesperson for the Assembly was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.

One of the main precautions the report listed is to set all London schools “sugar-free” by 2022, which “means no sugary drinks, crisps or chocolate are allowed in packed lunches”, the spokesperson added.

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At least one in four children across London suffer from tooth decay by the age of five. Pixabay

British Department for Education still allows schools nationwide to serve sugary items at lunchtime, including desserts, cakes and biscuits.

Many schools in London, however, have voluntarily become sugar-free.

Some have gone further to ban all carbonated beverages with or without sugar, only serving water instead, the report said.

The report called for supervised teeth-brushing in schools and suggested that every kid see a dentist by age one.

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It also advised London Mayor Sadiq Khan to appoint a dental specialist to a government project against child obesity. (IANS)