Bollywood veteran actor Anupam Kher on Sunday (October 6) said that elements burning down schools in the valley are anti- children and want young aspiring students to remain illiterate and try to pollute their mind. “People who are burning schools are anti-children, they just want our students to remain illiterate and adopt terrorism,” he said.
“They (perpetrators) want them (students) to remain illiterate so that they can pollute their mind and radicalise them. Instead of becoming a good citizen of this country and make their life better, they will go and follow a certain path which is not good for them and not good for us,” he added.
The actor further asserted that these recent developments indicated an entirely new form of terrorism. The Centre had last week asked the Mehbooba Mufti-led state government to check such attempts and make efforts for the reopening of schools which have been closed since July 9.
Anupam Kher also spoke about pollution in Delhi and the smog which has enveloped the national capital for the past few days. Terming it ‘a new form of terrorism,’ he said, “Environment in Delhi is becoming hazardous day by day, we have to think of a long-term plan to curb this. We’ve to investigate its root cause and actually we know who are behind this. This is a new form of terrorism.”