Remilitarization in Kashmir begins with the occupation of Govt Schools

Srinagar: Without taking on board the Jammu & Kashmir Government the paramilitary CAPF (Central Armed Protection Force) troops have moved into scores of government school buildings and occupied them fully.

With this the central government has virtually started a new phase of remilitarization after a long gape of 12 years in Kashmir. Interestingly dozens of govt buildings were got vacated by then Mufti Mohammad Sayeed led PDP Congress coalition government in the year 2004 and now under the Mehbooba led PDP-BJP coalition government the paramilitary CAPD have reoccupied the government school buildings barely a day after the Education Minister Nayeem Akhter announced the reopening of government schools in valley.

Top sources while disclosing this to KNS revealed that schools occupied by the paramilitary Central Armed Protection Force(CAPF) in Srinagar including S.P Higher Secondary School Srinagar, two schools in Nishat, Girls High School Kralkhud, Kotibagh Higher Secondary School both boys and girls, a school in Pantha Chowk, one school in Mahraj Gunj, one School in Safakadal, one school in Karan Nagar, one school in Lal Bazar, one school in Rainawari, Girls Higher Secondary School Rajbagh, one school in Police Lines School Bemina, one school in Chanpora, and one school in Nowgam. The government schools in summer capital Srinagar have been occupied by paramilitary Central Armed Protection Force (CAPF) barely a day after the Education Minister announced the re-opening of government schools in valley.

Interestingly hundreds of government buildings were got evicted by the Jammu & Kashmir Government in the 2004 when late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was heading the PDP –Congress coalition government in the state and interestingly now when the school buildings have been occupied amid unrest in Kashmir the PDP President Mehbooba Mufti is heading PDP-BJP Government in the state. (KNS)