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Army's 'meddling' in state affairs unacceptable: J-K minister

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The today hit back at Gen. over his remark that schools in the state are spreading a "disinformation campaign" which is radicalising the youth, saying the Army's "meddling" in the state's affairs was unacceptable.

Addressing a press conference yesterday, said each classroom in schools in has a separate map of the state besides that of which sowed the seeds of thought of some kind of "separate identity" among the children.

"I do not know what the has said or how he said it, but what I know is that our children are not going towards radicalisation," for Syed Altaf Bukhari told reporters here.

"Everyone has his own domain. Those who have no link to are talking about it. It is not a fair comment and we do not accept it," Bukhari said.

The said the state's students and teachers were "very efficient", and "some have topped the IAS exam".

Bukhari said while the state's system may have shortcomings, there was no need for sermons about it from the

"Those people who are not concerned with education tell us whether there should be one map or two maps in the schools. This is unacceptable," said Bukhari.

"This is a state subject. I do not think I will take any sermon from anybody. I have a boss, who is the (Mehbooba Mufti). If she finds any fault in the education system, we will do (address) it. She is the only one from whom we will take sermon," Bukhari said.

He said the Army should rather concentrate on its own job.

"Let him (Army chief) do his own job, I am doing mine and if the borders are protected, the incidents of violence will come down... perhaps they are not doing their job properly because of which we are suffering," he said.

The minister said is a democratic country and the Army cannot have a control over everything.

"Perhaps he (Army chief) knows it and I know it very well," he said.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 18:25 IST