NCP slams J-K Govt.'s "ridiculous" decision to demolish school for parking lot

| Updated: Dec 11, 2016 17:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 11 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon on Sunday dubbed the decision to demolish a government school to create space for a parking lot in the valley as extremely ridiculous and sought an explanation from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in this regard. "It is duty of the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister to explain as to how parking space has received priority over education. It should be scrapped if it is going to cause discontinuation of students' education," he said, adding that the local administration should raise voice against the decision. "It gives a wrong message that value of cars is more than people. It is ridiculous and strange decision to construct a parking lot keeping future of the students at stake," he told ANI. The Jammu district administration has recently issued an order to demolish a government school building located at City Chowk and create space for a parking lot. The state government has on temporary basis shifted base of the school to Dogra Chowk, but with no proper classrooms. (ANI)
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