Burhan Wani’s Father Distressed Over Burning Of Schools In Kashmir, Says It Is Not Good For Society

3:45 pm 2 Nov, 2016


Muzaffar Wani, father of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, whose encounter death triggered the continuing cycle of violence in Kashmir, has expressed his anguish over burning down of schools in the Kashmir Valley.

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Muzzafar Wani, a retired government teacher, said those burning schools are doing no good to the society.

He also appealed those behind it to refrain from targeting educational institutions.

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A govt school being set ablaze in the Valley tribuneindia

“This is not right. A society without any education is lifeless. As a teacher, whenever a school is burnt down, my heart is set on fire,” Wani said, adding that he was making this statement as a teacher and not as any leader.

“For God’s sake, please refrain from such acts because education is the only thing which will help us in becoming good humans,” he said.

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So far, unknown arsonists have set ablaze 25 government-run schools comprising of middle, high and higher secondary schools. Of these, seven were reduced to ashes while the rest were damaged partially in the fire. Besides these government schools, two prominent private schools have also been damaged in the fire.

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Of the 10 districts of the Valley, Kulgam in South Kashmir has been the worst affected with five schools either completely burnt or partially damaged in fires. Three schools have been burnt in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

There has been no class work in any school in the valley in the last 113 days of turmoil following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani.

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The continued closure of schools has been worrying parents, especially of children studying at the 10+2 level, whose final exams were to be conducted in October-November.

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