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The recent attacks on schools is clearly a follow up of the pattern that was used by Taliban in Afghanistan, which destroyed hundreds of girls’ schools, and turned schools into madrassas, imparting religious education as sanctioned under Wahhabi Islam.
During the ongoing unrest following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces, as many as 31 schools and 110 government buildings have been damaged in Kashmir. Out of these, 25 were government-run schools, two private and four run by trusts or other social organisations.
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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.
BJP leader and spokesman G V L Narsimha Rao said, “This is clearly an attempt to scare away children and youth and to ensure that they are available to protest. The state government and local authorities are dealing with this issue on a high priority and we hope this problem of law and order will be put to rest quickly.”
The Centre had last week asked the Mehbooba Mufti-led state government to check such attempts and make efforts for the reopening of schools which have been closed since July 9.