#Day122: ‘Burning of Schools in Kashmir Valley Unfortunate,’ says CM in Jammu



The Civil Secretariat opened in Jammu on Monday after functioning from Srinagar during past six months as part of biennial Darbar move.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti inspected a guard of honour upon her arrival in Civil Secretariat.

Speaking to reporters, Mehbooba called the burning of schools in Kashmir valley as unfortunate.

“The government has already taken into custody some miscreants who burned schools. I hope there should be some good news for us in next one week (sic),” said Mehbooba.

Mufti also expressed concern over the Indo-Pak relations which are in troubled waters and are directly impacting Jammu and Kashmir and its environment.

“When everything started moving in Jammu and Kashmir, some miscreants burnt our schools which impacted our education system. In next one week government will definitely take some steps to punish those who burned our schools, this is worst form of terrorism,” she added. “We are trying to demotivate the children who recently joined militancy and will bring them back to their homes,” Mufti added.

The Chief Minister further stressed on the need to solve the longstanding issues between India and Pakistan.

“You can change your friends, but you can’t change your neighbours. We have to adopt the ideas of Atal Bihari Vajpayee to tackle Pakistan,” she said. The Centre had last week asked Mehbooba Mufti-led state government to check such attempts and make efforts for the reopening of schools which have been closed since July 9.

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