Another school set ablaze in Islamabad district today

Srinagar, October 30, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, as unidentified persons torched another school in Islamabad district today, the Hurriyet forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Jamaat-e-Islami termed it a designed ploy to distract attention of world community from the rights abuses in Kashmir.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) school was torched in Aishmuqam area of the district early morning. The Mirwaiz forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The entire Hurriyet leadership is seriously concerned about the disturbing incidents of torching schools. We ask people to be vigilant against the perpetrators of such acts. In fact, people in each area should come forward and keep vigil to ensure the safety of educational institutions in their respective areas.”

Commenting on the puppet Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s speech in Udhampur, the forum spokesperson said, “Her utterances betrays her ignorance, disconnect and arrogance.”

“The past three and a half months of her rule has resulted in the brutal killing of over 100 innocent Kashmiris, injuring of over 15,000 people with pellets and bullets, arresting more than 10,000 youth, hundreds of whom had been slapped with infamous Public Safety Act, and committing unprecedented and gruesome human rights violations of all sorts besides converting the entire Kashmir into a massive prison,” the statement added. The spokesman condemned the brutal action of the forces against the people in Bandipora and Srinagar.

Meanwhile, Jama’at-e-Islami of Jammu and Kashmir in its statement appealed local populace to come forward for the safety and security of educational institutes in their respective areas.

The Jamaat spokesperson said, “Setting of schools on fire during this ongoing peaceful public movement is undoubtedly a ploy to distract the attention of world community from the rights violations and barbarity perpetrated by Indian forces in Kashmir.”

“The present ongoing peaceful movement has unnerved Indian hypocritical outlook before world. As India is well aware of the rights violations committed by its forces in Kashmir since July 8,” the spokesperson said.

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