SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani has expressed his deep apprehension over the reports of “mischievous activities” of educational institutions run by forces, saying they are making them indifferent towards their religion and specific culture.
“A nation pursuing freedom struggle can never make occupiers the custodian of their future generations,” Geelani said in a statement.
Taking serious note of the “trend” particularly in Kupwara and Baramulla districts, Geelani warned parents from sending their wards to these institutions. “For petty material gains, we are losing our next generation,” he said and urged parents to watch and be careful about their future.
“We should never send our youth to these institutions as we need to see what education these institutions are imparting to our children. For the betterment of our youngsters, instead do seek admission in other institutions of your choice, run by prominent and well-known organisations,” Geelani said.
He said forces are “killing, maiming and blinding us and how obsolete and obscure it is to trust these and handover our future into their custody”. “It is quite contradictory and there is no moral justification for this. Occupiers can never prove choicest custodians and can never provide better education as they are inflicting unprecedented brutalities to our nation.”
“How can they take care and provide good education to our children as they are following a particular mindset. Goodwill schools are part of their long-term policy to strengthen occupation. They are psychologically preparing our new generation to accomplish their nefarious designs.”
Terming those pursuing education in army-run schools as immature, the Hurriyat said they are “unintentionally deviating from their roots”. “Islam and its fundamentals are dear to us and it is all against the teachings of Islam and cherished ethics we are following.”
Geelani said Delhi is anxious to see change of their choice and as such are following their particular viewpoint. He said these schools are following syllabus influenced by same “fanatical dogma”.
Geelani strongly condemned army’s alleged interference in the educational institutions under the ‘Sadbhavana’ operation. “These types of non-schooling activities adversely impact the education career of the students and frequent visit of the army in the educational institutions have bad psychological effect on the students,” he said.
“The students are the prime target of the oppressive powers and their moral degradation is one of the tools to spread waywardness among them. Forces are the prime source of liquor and drug supply,” he alleged.
“We have best education system in our state and experts are imparting standard education to students. As such, parents are requested to take care about this grave matter and disassociate from these fanatical institutions,” Geelani said, adding, “Indian authorities are following the British policy of education so that young generations are influenced as per their choice.”