Mirwaiz condemns govt order on admissions in PaK institutions

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has condemned the government’s directive asking students from J&K not to take admission in educational institutions in Pakistan- administered Kashmir (PaK).

He urged those in power not to play politics with the career of Kashmiri students and take back this “unreasonable diktat”. Mirwaiz in a statement termed the directive as “unfortunate politicisation of education which violates the fundamental right of students to seek education anywhere on the globe”. Besides, it has puts the career of those studying there in jeopardy and uncertainty, he said.

“Kashmiri students like students worldwide have every right to study anywhere they choose and barring them from seeking admission in educational institutions of PaK which is part of entire J&K of which they are state subjects, makes no sense,” he said. Mirwaiz said after suspension of cross LoC trade that has greatly affected the traders and those associated with it, this is another regressive move adversely affecting the students of the state this time.