25th school set on fire in Anantnag district in J&K

Kashmir school set on fire

New Delhi, October 30: Another school was set on fire on Sunday by unidentified arsonists in a south Kashmir village of J&K. Since yesterday three schools have been burnt in mysterious circumstances.

This is 25th school in line that is set ablaze by miscreants in the prevailing unrest in Kashmir valley for the last 115 days.

According to police, the residents of village spotted the fire in the government-run Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Aishmuqam of Anantnag district and rushed to dowse the blaze. The fire fighters with the help of locals could control the situation. The major damage is prevented to the building.

Since the killing of Burhan Wani on July 8, the peace and security in Kashmir valley is hampered by the separatist protests and mob attackers, resulting in complete shut-down of normal life there. The civilian toll has reached to 92 and thousands have been injured, besides the schools and work has been completely sealed.

The parents and teachers are in a total fix as classes have been closed for almost 4 months now. The state government has refused to postpone November end exams to March, as the authorities have decided to go ahead with exams of all classes on set schedule. The closures of schools is affecting future of at least 12 lakh students.

While the government has said that people who have been torching schools in a planned conspiracy are identified, the fate of the school students is in a total standstill. However some of the private school have secretly conducted exams in the valley.

The separatists have been have been spearheading the unending series of protests and shutdown in the valley.

Wefornews Bureau

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