Burhan Wani’s father ‘pained’ over burning schools in Kashmir

However,Muzzafar Wani also held the state and Central government responsible for the situation saying that they are not coming out with any initiative to bring an end to the unrest.

By: PTI | Tral/new Delhi | Published:November 1, 2016 3:47 pm
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Muzzafar Wani, father of Hizbul commander Burhan whose killing sparked unrest in Kashmir, Tuesday expressed “deep pain” over the burning down of schools in the Valley and made a fervent appeal to those behind it to refrain from targeting educational institutions. Muzzafar Wani, a retired government teacher, said over phone from his residence in Tral of South Kashmir that “as a teacher, whenever a school is burnt down, my heart is set on fire.”

“This is not right. Whosoever is responsible for this is doing no good to the society. A society without any education is lifeless. They do not have any identity,” Wani said and made it clear that he was making this statement as a teacher and not as any leader. “My appeal to all people as well as ‘agencies’ is that whoever is doing this is not doing the correct thing. For God’s sake, please refrain from such acts because education is the only thing which will help us in becoming good humans,” he said.

Over 25 educational institutions have been burnt by miscreants in the Kashmir Valley since July 9, a day after Burhan was killed in an encounter in South Kashmir. “This is not right. Whosoever is responsible for this, it’s not right. It will be lifeless without any education and, therefore, whosoever is indulging in such acts is doing no good to the society,” he said.

Asked about forced closure of educational institutions in the Valley following the prolonged unrest, Wani said, “I am pained that the children are being deprived of education. “People are coming out themselves, I am not responsible for it. When Burhan Wani was killed, I had appealed that there should be a day’s strike but there is no control on the situation as of now”.

However, he also held the state and Central government responsible for the situation saying that they are not coming out with any initiative to bring an end to the unrest.”This the govermemt should have thought. There is no initiative from the government. Police excesses are increasing every day. There should be some initiative from the state as well as Central governments,” he said, adding,”People will cooperate only when there is some kind of seriousness (from the government side). This unrest is not liked by many.”

The issue of burning down of educational institutions came under legal scrutiny yesterday when Jammu and Kashmir High Court took a suo motu cognisance of news report about burning down of schools in the Valley. The High Court directed police and civil administration to ensure the protection of the institutions besides unmasking the “mysterious enemies of education” and deal with them with an “iron hand”. The court listed the case for next hearing on November 7 and directed the three officials to remain present.

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    Barbdewyre
    Nov 1, 2016 at 12:17 pm
    Mr Wani, Mr Modi will share your pain in the next Man ki Baat.
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      Sundar
      Nov 1, 2016 at 12:52 pm
      A wretched man's father is feeling sorry. This man never openly came against the terrorists and their masters. These people are basically impotents and make noise against only gentlemen.
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        Archpagan
        Nov 1, 2016 at 12:42 pm
        BOKO HARAM means western education is sin. They need to learn Mohammedanism only. They should also shun electricity, telephone, internet, motor car, TV, fridge or similar other gadgets because Mohammed never used those items. Finally, they should fight the kafirs only with the sword as did the Nabi.
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          Girija Nandini
          Nov 1, 2016 at 2:25 pm
          Can any sane and rational person think of burning a school ? Few decades back even the poorest of the poor was contributing some rupees towards construction of a school.Even illiterate contributes towards school.Now the very character of these anti social criminal elements is unearthed before the world.Mr Muzaffar Wani has realised now that how his son was misguided by these inhuman beasts.These stan sponsored and funded cunning selfish beasts removed books and put stones in the hands of innocent children of tender ages.Not only mr Muzaffar Wani,but parents of all kashmiri children are dead against all these stan funded beasts,but they lack courage to open their mouth.These Pak sponsored criminals rape and kill people who go against their wishes and dictats.Now Mr Muzaffar Wani has raised his voice against the beasts and soon many more will come out.These cunning stan agents are determined to ruin Kashmir and its people like what they did in Bangladesh and now doing in Balochistan.
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            PKR
            Nov 1, 2016 at 12:09 pm
            This is what your son also aimed for ... the Caliphate with only madrasaas. He was saved from committing such abhor able crime.
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              Swaminathangeethamohan Krishnan
              Nov 1, 2016 at 3:27 pm
              Poor parenting.
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                Priyank
                Nov 1, 2016 at 2:53 pm
                If he would have taught his terrorist some tehzeeb, he could've have been a good idol for the youth instead he is a idol for terrorists. That's what islam does
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                  SP
                  Nov 1, 2016 at 1:20 pm
                  Allauddin Khilji who burnt Nalanda library must feel proud that there are people who are continuing his work.
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                    Sanjay
                    Nov 1, 2016 at 1:31 pm
                    By burning schools, Separatist are not putting axe on their legs but jumping their legs on the axe.
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                      Vedic_Citizen
                      Nov 1, 2016 at 11:35 am
                      School teaches Darwins theory of evolution that says humans evolved from apes, and also says earth is a globe, not flat disc. So, it good for Jihadhis yo stick to Madras instead of schools
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                        Rashid Manzoor
                        Nov 2, 2016 at 1:28 pm
                        The policies of GoI from the past point of view, they have been targetting what gives the realisation of indian state's illegal occupation in jammu and kashmir, Schools with modern education are the only weapon this new army of kashmir who have nothing instead of stones in there hands to defend themselves from anti Islamic hindutva army which hasbeen given free hand from a Butcherer himself who has blood soked hands, u know who i mean. now Be it Burhan wani or his successor thery are all well educated, zakir rashid who is son of a senior engineer and himself a civil engineer who left the training for the sake of his nation. Now The Indian agents know well that it is education which is actually the reason behind the agitations of 2008,2010 and 2016, So from all this it is evident that they will target Schools. it takes just a deep comprehension to conclude who is behind this ransom...
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                          ProdyotPran
                          Nov 1, 2016 at 4:05 pm
                          Swami.................... Your comment is shorter than your name :-P
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                            ProdyotPran
                            Nov 1, 2016 at 11:53 am
                            My appeal to all people as well as ‘agencies’ is that whoever is doing this is not doing the correct thing. For God’s sake, please refrain from such acts because education is the only thing which will help us in becoming good humans-lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;-Muzaffar Wani, father of Burhan Wanilt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;Muzaffar Saheb, you spoke like a wise human being.
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                              Kavya Vijay
                              Nov 1, 2016 at 7:09 pm
                              Mr.owaisi and newly wedded..... hero of terrorist digvijay never made any comment..just hypocrisy at its peak...
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