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Azad blames NDA for tension in Kashmir Valley

Updated: Nov 02, 2016 14:07 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 2 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday blamed the Centre for the prevailing tension in the Kashmir Valley.

"Since the NDA came to power from that time the people living on the borders in the Line of Control (LoC) suffered the most. NDA is responsible for this and that simply means that their foreign policy has failed," Azad told ANI.

He said that NDA government only speaks, but the end results are never visible on ground.

Azad said "It is very surprising that nobody has yet been caught red handed in this issue. Sometimes other people do all this and blame it on militants. Investigation as to who is burning these schools should be done," he said.

In past two months, around 25 schools have been set on fire in the Kashmir Valley.

Earlier on Sunday, a Higher Secondary Kabamarg School in South Kashmir's Anantnag was set on fire by unidentified people.

A Jawahar Navodya Vidyalaya school in Aishmuqam was also set on fire the night before.

Schools in Kashmir valley have been closed due to a shutdown call by the separatists. Dozens of schools are also still occupied by security forces deployed to contain the unrest, which began after the July 8 killing of 22-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

So far, the efforts to reopen schools have failed as both government and separatist groups are levelling accusations against each other of playing politics over education. (ANI)