J K News Today
Srinagar, November 7
Jammu and Kashmir High Court has expressed displeasure over the state government’s expression of helplessness in protecting school buildings from flames being lit by anti-social elements and wanted to know that the government needed to do something to save these places of learning.
In an apparent show of displeasure, a division bench of the High Court comprising Justice S T Ramlingam and Justice Ali Mohammad Magray asked the Divisional Commissioner and IGP, Kashmir zone , how the schools can be protected.
The judges were not convinced by the plea of the government that it was not possible to protect all the schools as those were spread over vast terrain in different locations across the Valley . More than 30 schools have been set ablaze in the recent weeks. Last Monday, the High Court had taken a suo motto cognizance of the burning of the schools and asked the government to submit report on November 7.
The High Court was told by the government that the public is being involved in the save schools campaign but the government reeled out statistics only .