Schools radicalising J&K youth: Bipin Rawat

Elias Hubbard
January 13, 2018

"Every school has a state map as it is needed to teach about the state", Bukhari said, as per ANI. General Rawat also said most of the stone pelters or terrorists are coming out of schools, where there is disinformation being spread.

Bukhari was reacting to general Rawat's statement yesterday that schools in Jammu and Kashmir were teaching two maps - India's and Jammu and Kashmir's - to the students, which he said was radicalising youth.

In a way, J&K Minister asked the Army to concentrate on their job to stop the problem of insurgency in the state.

"Our children are not going towards radicalisation".

In reply to another question, he said India and the United States were deliberating on a proposal to appoint military liaison officers at each other's combatant commands. "His job is to guard the borders and if borders are protected the incidents of violence in the State will come down". "So I think some control has to be exercised there", he said.

Reportedly, while addressing a press conference in Delhi ahead of the Army Day, the Army Chief said that the teachers in the schools of Jammu Kashmir were teaching two maps to the students - one of India and another of Jammu Kashmir.

He further added, "I don't think any society accepts sermons on education from non-academicians. Education is subject on State list and this is not on the concurrent list and falls well within the domain of the State", the minister said. "The constitution of India has given different roles to different people".

He was quoted by HT as saying, "I will be very happy if they do what they are supposed to do and leave us what we are supposed to do".

He said that J&K has a capable chief minister here who is there to supervise and take review of different departments.

He added: "We know how to run our education system". "Army has its own role and let them play the same with utmost responsibility".

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