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Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani warns people not to admit wards in army-run schools

Hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani on Friday warned people not to admit their wards in the schools run by security forces in the Valley.

Published: 08th December 2017 07:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th December 2017 07:35 PM   |  A+A-

Separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani (File | PTI)

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SRINAGAR: The hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani on Friday warned people not to admit their wards in the schools run by security forces in the Valley.

“People should avoid sending their wards to the schools run by forces in the Valley,” Geelani said today.

He expressed concern over people admitting their wards in army schools in Kupwara and Baramulla districts in north Kashmir.

Army has set up many schools in central, north and south Kashmir under “Operation Sadbhavana (goodwill)” to provide quality education to the students of militancy hit-Valley.

“We should never send our children to these institutions as we need to see what education these institutions are imparting to our children. For the betterment of our youngsters, people should seek admission of their wards in other institutions, run by prominent and well-known organizations,” Geelani said.

He said how could they take care and provide good education to children as they are following particular mindset.

“Goodwill schools are part of the long-term policy to strengthen the militancy presence in Valley. They are psychologically preparing our new generation to accomplish their nefarious designs,” Geelani alleged adding there was no moral justification for forces to run schools in the Valley.

The separatist leader alleged that army-run institutions would definitely influence the way of thinking of the children. “The children pursuing education in these institutions are immature and as such unintentionally deviating from their roots”.

“Delhi is anxious to see change of their choice. These schools are following syllabus influenced by same fanatical dogma,” he further alleged.

Geelani said the frequent visit by army men and officials to the army-run educational institutions is having bad psychological impact on the students.

“For pity material gains, we are losing our next generation. They are killing, maiming and blinding us and how obscure it is to trust these and handover our future into their custody,” he said and alleged that Indian authorities are following the British policy of education to influence generations as per their choice.

“It is unacceptable and unjustified,” he said.

Geelani asked people to avoid these institutions and take “upright and proper decision” about their children and admit them in local schools.

“We have best education system in our state and experts are imparting standard education to students. We request the parents to disassociate from institutions run by army and other forces,” he added.

In past also, Geelani and other separatist leaders had raised questions on functioning of army goodwill schools in the Valley.

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