Pro-freedom groups allege army interference in education system under Sadbhavana

SRINAGAR: Pro-freedom groups on Tuesday castigated the alleged interference of army in education system under operation Sadbhavana
A spokesman of Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani strongly condemned the interference of the army in the educational institutions in Bandipora district and cooperation of the teaching staff in this regard.
He said that these types of non-schooling activities adversely impact the education career of the students and frequent visit of the Indian army in the educational institutions was having bad psychological effect on the students.
Hurriyat said that the “army was used as a vital tool in the cultural aggression policies and they unnecessarily interfere in every department.”
“The students are the prime target of the oppressive powers and their moral degradation is one of the tools to spread waywardness among them. Army is the prime source of liquor and drug supply,” the spokesman alleged.
Hurriyat Conference criticized the teaching staff especially the principal of the Degree Collage Bandipora for openly and easily allowing the forces to conduct non-education activities in the college and extending their helping hand in this regard.
Hurriyat Conference urged the people to protest wherever and whenever they find any interference of the army into the educational institutions of the Kashmir and not allow them to use these institutions for their interests.
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Yasin Malik condemned the “use of force against students at Bandipora who were protesting against interference of army in education intuitions in the name of so-called Sadbhavana.”
A spokesman quoted Malik saying that any “oppression” against the protest was undemocratic and unethical.