Kashmir: Day after army chief’s remark, Minister says ‘army shouldn’t interfere in education sector’


The minister for education Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari on Saturday said the Army should not meddle with the education sector and rather concentrate on their own job.
The minister was talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function organised at SP higher secondary school Srinagar.
"Army should concentrate on their job and not interfere in education sector,” he said.
Expressing displeasure, Bukhari said everyone was passing comments on education sector, "which is not acceptable."
"Even those who don’t have domain in education sector issue comments on education," he said.
The minister said it was the job of education sector to deal with it and that they know how to run it.
"Perhaps the people who are giving comments on how we should run education sector are not doing their job properly and that’s why we are suffering," said Bukhari.
His comments came a day after Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said that teachers in Jammu and Kashmir schools were teaching two maps to the students.
Addressing a press conference in Delhi ahead of the Army Day, he said that the teachers in the schools of Jammu & Kashmir were teaching two maps to the students: one of India and another of J&K, reported ANI news agency.
“In the schools in Jammu & Kashmir, what teachers are teaching should not be taught. In schools in J&K, there can be seen 2 maps, one of India another of J&K. Why do we need a separate map for J&K? What does it teach the children?” he asked.

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