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Schools are J-K property, wrong to burn them: Burhan's father

Updated: Nov 02, 2016 17:30 IST
Tral (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Nov. 2 (ANI): Muzaffar Wani, the father of slain Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, whose death has sparked off unrest in Kashmir, on Wednesday condemned the burning of educational institutions in state, saying this is not acceptable.

Muzaffar Wani told ANI, "Schools are being burnt from past 10 days, and don't know, who is doing all this. We cannot blame anybody else. Who all are involved in this are doing wrong they should not have burnt the schools, this is our property, Jammu and Kashmir's property. This is wrong."

"It is not only about kids, it is about the future of Kashmir as everybody is suffering here including workers, shopkeepers, transporters. During the present scenario, we have to think about everybody and we should get a solution for the same," he added.

Wani further said that they have seen unrest in 2008 and 2010 and now they are witnessing the same in 2016.

"If today, we will try to find a solution, only then we will face things in future. It would be really good that this issue is settled once and for all," he added.

On Monday, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court took suo-moto cognisance of schools being burnt in the valley and directed the authorities of all concerned districts to take all preventive and protective measures for school buildings from unknown enemies of education.

The division bench of the high court directed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Brij Raj Sharma, Director General of Police K. Rajendra Kumar and Director School Education (Kashmir) to issue necessary instructions to all deputy commissioners, SSPs and CEOs of concerned districts to take all preventive and protective measures for school buildings.

The bench also directed the three top officers to remain present during the next hearing on November 7.

Over 25 educational institutions have been burnt by miscreants in the Kashmir Valley since July 9, a day after Burhan was killed in an encounter in South Kashmir.

Several schools in Kashmir valley have been closed due to a shutdown call given by separatist groups.(ANI)