Bukhari’s statement on tuition centres ridiculous: ML

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SRINAGAR: Muslim League chairperson Mushtaq-ul-Islam on Sundaytermed the statement of education minister Altaf Bukhari about closure of all private tuition centres as unwise and uncalled.
The statement is quite ridiculous and aimed at distorting the (facts about the) actual situations in state, Mushtaq-ul-Islam said in a statement.
“The announcement carries no sense,” he said. “They are hiding the facts. Students were carrying peaceful protest against rape and brutal murder of innocent Asifa.”
He blamed police and authorities for use of “brute” force against students, saying that education minister “has issued one more arbitrary direction thus marring (the) future of students”.
Meanwhile, Muslim League Jammu and Kashmir led by Masarat Alam Bhat has termed the education minister’s statement as endorsement of government’s “failures”.
League spokesperson in a statement said, “This government has failed on every front. Threatening students by closing tuition centres will yield nothing but disaster.”
He appealed to students to empower themselves with knowledge so that “our freedom struggle passes on to the educated citizens”.
“Instead of closing down schools which government finds a short term measure to curb protests and enforce so-called peace, the government must put its heads together to resolve the decades-long dispute,” the spokesperson said.