By closing schools, Hurriyat wants to create a community of illiterates: Mehbooba Mufti

CM Mehbooba Mufti said Friday that Pakistan should take an initiative to resume dialogue with India as war was not a solution to any problem.

Written by Arun Sharma | Udhampur | Updated: October 29, 2016 9:34 am
mehbooba mufti, Hurriyat, kashmir schools, schools shut in kashmir, J&K CM mehbooba mufti, latest news, indian express news J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti blamed the Hurriyat for the stone pelting protesters. (Source: PTI Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Friday said separatists were forcing schools to remain closed because they want to create a community of illiterate which could be used for stone-pelting. Speaking at the passing-out parade of probationary DSPs in Udhampur, she asked the graduating officers to not look upon children on the streets as stone-pelters or miscreants, but as younger brothers or friends who needed their counselling and help. “First they (separatists) thought that if children remain illiterate, they will pick up the gun. But then they realised that in the last 25 years, people have understood that nothing can be achieved through the gun.

So, they now want to create a community of illiterate children for pelting stones. They want them to not only indulge in stone-pelting, but pelt them in such a way that it ends up taking their own lives,’’ she said.

“These children they send to attack camps of Army or CRPF and police stations are from a poor background. It does not matter to them if they get killed or injured,’’ she said. “Once they had put guns in the hands of such children and today they are using them as shields… the children getting killed or injured are of a tender age and from poor families. I have not seen any of the leaders or their children among them,’’ she added. Addressing the graduating officers, Mehbooba said that when they move out of the police academy, the biggest challenge before them will not be militants, but these stone-pelting children. “More than policing, you will have to do parenting,” she said.

She asked them not to look at these children as miscreants and make efforts to persuade them into returning to schools. “These children need counselling and help,’’ she added. She also appreciated the role of the state police in dealing with unruly mobs over the past three-and-a-half months.

‘Pak should take initiative for talks’

CM Mehbooba Mufti said Friday that Pakistan should take an initiative to resume dialogue with India as war was not a solution to any problem. “Like civilised nations, we shall talk to each other and I feel Pakistan should take the initiative,’’ she said.

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First Published on: October 29, 2016 1:43 am
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    Khushminder
    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:51 am
    Why Mohbooba Mufti not saying to stan leave us alone we can sort our problems here. We donot want to be ociated with stan. You are a failed state. We are better of here? Why she is talking talking to stan, does she want freedom?
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      Romik
      Oct 29, 2016 at 11:15 am
      why not use alternative means of rducation?
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        module
        Oct 29, 2016 at 4:40 am
        It's quite embarrment and disgusting that one sitting CM telling one terrorist Hurriyat, " why you shut down school " . J and K people must have learned by this time that, what ber mistake they have done by giving votes to her party. BJP / PDP tooks 4 months to form a Govt, but could not run the govt few months. This is called Indian democracy and we compare the growth with china. Is China will allow to speak Hurriyat this way or will he live there freely ?
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          imtiyaz
          Oct 29, 2016 at 3:32 am
          MM is playing politics. This is happenong over and over...whether she was in power or anyone else. Today she is claiming to be worried about the future of younger generations and always saying no one has died or got injured from the political cl or rich in the valley.....same goes for her family as well , when she was in opposition or no where in the L A , at that time same turmoil was there . in 2010 she made itto every house to defame the then Govt and never pla any constructive role to stop killings or stome pelting. Above all her father releasied hard core militants in exchange and added to the problems of the state and the then government.......its very easy to preach.....
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            Gopal Das
            Oct 29, 2016 at 6:24 am
            Why Mehbooba Mufti gives stress for talks with PAK and all other stake holders? Even a child know what is their intention, what talks they are going to initiate. These are in no way going to increase her pority. Better go on military measures to control violence, enhance intelligence and spynetwork.
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              JayHind
              Oct 29, 2016 at 4:09 am
              IF YOU FEEL BAD ABOUT MUSLIM WHY DON'T YOU KIL ALL HURYATS OR THEY HELP YOUR PARTNER RSS
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                KP Pillai
                Oct 30, 2016 at 6:59 am
                Involve yourself more as a responsible CM of India.
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                  KP Pillai
                  Oct 30, 2016 at 7:01 am
                  she is still grateful to those terrorists to have released her from captivity when her late father was the Union Home Minister. How can she be against them? No one talk of it; but always talk of saving 92 Indian pengers going in flame instead of the terrorist handed over in Khandahar.
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                    Kim Sharma
                    Oct 29, 2016 at 6:38 am
                    Kashmir has been messed up by Modi govt. The situation was very much under control as was proved by increasing tourist visits in the last decade. Border attacks lt;br/gt;spurted once Modi took over in Delhi. One surgical strike cannot return normalcy. It is a shame that he still boasts of a surgical strike that has failed to produce lt;br/gt;even short-term result, though political capital could be reaped. Daily attacks on border are no longer news.
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                      Kim Sharma
                      Oct 29, 2016 at 6:40 am
                      The Modi govt survives only because of Modi's charisma and ample majority of BJP in Lok Sabha. A weak leader with slender majority would have collapsed already with frequent border attacks and when morons are a majority in the ministry. The overall performance of the govt is pathetic as it fails in execution, though as always the govt is good at exaggerating even non-events. Isn't the recurring, daily attacks on the border enough prove that the Modi govt is the worst Indian govt ever? Even this failure could have been condoned if the govt had performed at a moderate level on the economic front, at least.
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                        Sankaran Krishnan
                        Oct 29, 2016 at 1:52 pm
                        This only exposes how Hurriyat is exploiting the Islam people and make them uneducated for their selfish goals and if the idea is to destroy Muslims let them do it in the Terror Nation stan and hope Islamic community will oppose the stanis and its double standard in destroying the Muslim potion and why not isolate the stanis for this selfish act and also ban Hurriyat in India for their anti-national act !!!
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                          l s
                          Oct 29, 2016 at 1:09 am
                          As Chief Minister, what are you dong , regarding closing of schools.lt;br/gt;You do not have any power to see that schools are open and providing security ???lt;br/gt;Then you should resign immediately.lt;br/gt;Always hinting at talks with Pak ? You want India to bow down to terrorists ?????
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                            pawan
                            Oct 29, 2016 at 7:19 am
                            Well amazing blame others and not act has become the new hallmark of this inept governance. If there is evidence why not charge these rogue piglets with sedition. Totally inept handling of situation.
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                              mathimathi
                              Oct 29, 2016 at 6:28 am
                              GO AND s u c k the P e n is of Modi
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                                mathimathi
                                Oct 29, 2016 at 7:14 am
                                yeah. Feku fake wave tsunami will be vanished from delhi bihar up to West bengal TN Kerala Puducherry.
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                                  mathimathi
                                  Oct 29, 2016 at 4:49 am
                                  Narendra Mufti alliance in JandK shame. bring governor rule in Jandk.
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                                    rddy
                                    Oct 29, 2016 at 7:26 am
                                    Covered christian hiding under Hindu name, shame , you guys cant put your real name and try to lecture others , shame on you
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                                      rddy
                                      Oct 29, 2016 at 7:28 am
                                      soon we will do ,Insha Allah, silly fellow, it is Jai Hind, not Jayhind,
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                                        Prateik
                                        Oct 29, 2016 at 5:59 am
                                        Rub some garam ma in your ##s .
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                                          Shivram Vaidya
                                          Oct 29, 2016 at 2:36 am
                                          महबूबा मुफ़्ती, काश्मीरमधील फूटीरतावाद्यांनी आत्तापर्यंत हेच केले आहे. तुमचे तीर्थरूप सुद्धा हेच करत होते. एका टीव्ही चॅनलवर चर्चा करतांना एका काश्मिरी वृद्धाने सांगितले होते की काश्मीर मधील अशांततेला तेथील वृद्ध नेतेच जबाबदार आहेत. आपल्या पूढील पिढ्यांना, हिंदुस्थान हा आपला वैरी आहे आणि तेथील राज्यकर्ते काश्मिरी जनतेवर अत्याचार करत आहेत असा अत्यंत चुकीचा प्रचार ह्या वृद्ध नेत्यांनी केला आहे. मात्र हिंदुस्थानकडून वर्षांकाठी करोडो रुपये आर्थिक मदत म्हणून घेतांना, काश्मिर चे ३७०वे कलम उपभोगतांना, काश्मिरी पंडितांना आणि त्यांच्या कुटुंबियांना तेथून पळवून लावतांना काश्मिरी नेत्यांना काहीही शरम वाटत नव्हती. काश्मिरी अनागोंदीचे निर्माते-दिग्दर्शक पंडित नेहरू होते आणि तेथील फूटीरतावाद्यांनी अतिरेक्यांची मदत घेऊन नेहरूंच्या पापाला एक्स्टेंशन दिले.
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                                            Shivram Vaidya
                                            Oct 29, 2016 at 2:41 am
                                            गिलानी जैसे नेता ही काश्मीर में अशांतता के लिये जिम्मेदार है १ यहा रहकर, यहा खा-पीकर इसी देश के साथ गद्दारी करनेवाले गिलानी जैसे अलगाववादीयों को ी में फांसी पर चढाना चाहिये ! काश्मीर के सर्वसामान्य जनता का जीना हराम करनेवाले गिलानी जैसे नेता को जीने का कोई अधिकार नहीं है !
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