School in Jammu & Kashmir’s Bandipore District Set on Fire

The building housing Middle School Saderkote in North Kashmir’s Bandipore district was set on fire, becoming the 19th government school in the Valley to be burnt since the protests began after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in July. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks so far. While police have registered cases in all the incidents, no arrests have been made. The buildings of three higher secondary schools, eight high schools, seven middle and primary schools, and one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya school have been damaged. Director Education in Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad told The Indian Express that he had sought details from district chief education officers and taken up the matter with police.