Land Owner Locks School Forcing Students to Study in Open

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

Rajwar SchoolIn a shocking incident the students of a primary school were forced to study in open sky after the owner of the building locked the school in Rajwar zone of Handwara town in frontier district Kupwara.

Eyewitnesses said that a school building for Primary students was constructed under SSA scheme at Krumhura Rajwar. “The students were busy in classes when the owner of the land arrived and dragged them out from the school. When we asked him the reason, he said authorities had promised that two members from his family would be provided job of Cook and Sweeper in the school and they failed to keep their promise,” a teacher told CNS.

The single teacher present in the school organized classes along the roadside while children braving chill were seen sitting on the wet ground. Despite the intervention of some respectable citizen, the land owner did not budge prompting Zonal Education Officer Rajwar to file a case against him in police station Rajwar. “We have received a complaint against the land owner for harassing the primary students,” a police official confirmed.

Chief Education Officer Kupwara Farooq Ahmed said that they are trying to persuade the land owner and hopefully the matter will be resolved with two or three days. “The Department can’t fulfil the commitments made with the land owner. We have lodged a case against him while the respectable of the area have assured us that they will persuade the land owner to open up the building for the school children,” he said.

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