Lock down of schools cannot solve problems: AJKSU

Srinagar: All J&K Students Union (AJKSU), Thursday said, the panic created in the valley has directly hit the student community.

“School lockdown cannot help to resolve the problem. Rather it exposes the amount of authority PDP has surrendered. Students have right to express the fear they witness, in homes, hostels, schools and markets and it becomes their moral obligation to protest against it. Despite taking any concrete steps, authorities are busy in branding the victims as mentally ill or blaming others, which is absurd,” the students body said in a statement issued here.

The working president, AJKSU Aasif Wani, questioning the authorities said that are schools the only place where students need calm atmosphere?

“What about students, who prepare for exams and are unable to switch on the light in evening? Even small sounds made them squeak out of fear,” he said.

“Feigning helplessness and terming the victims mentally defected speak volumes about the forces benefitted by the current scenario. We cannot be fooled by pleading ignorance or innocence. Kashmir has witnessed acts of similar nature in the past. These acts have failed, and this time too these acts will prove a failure again,” he added.

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