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Army chief's remark on J-K govt schools 'inappropriate':

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

and CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami today termed Army Chief Bipin Rawat's remark that schools in the state were spreading a "disinformation campaign" as "inappropriate". In a press conference yesterday, Rawat had said that and schools in the state were spreading a "disinformation campaign" resulting in radicalisation of youth. "The deep rooted and the massive alienation resulting in unprecedented unrest is in reality the outcome of the process of erosion of special status of J-K," Kulgam Tarigami said ina statement here. "What Rawat has said will only compound the alienation and uncertainty in the state.

His remark is inappropriate," he said Rawat had also said that each classroom in schools in J-K have a separate map of the state besides that of India, which sowed the seeds of thought of some kind of "separate identity" among the children. Expressing surprise over Rawat's statement, Tarigami said there are two flags because J-K has its own constitution owing to the state's special status. "J-K acceded to under the guarantees provided by the Constitution under Article 370. This is because that has unique history, ethos and identity," he said. "Eroding the state's special position is the reason for rise of uncertainty in J-K and also gives an opportunity to others to fish in the troubled waters," the (M) leader said.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 22:15 IST
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