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.”
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.
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