Srinagar, November 29, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has strongly criticized Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertions in which he tried to falsely link the participation of students in the ongoing examinations with belief in the so-called development mantra.
The APHC in a statement in Srinagar said education has been the prime concern of the Kashmiri society and all parents want to give their children the best possible education, even at the cost of their own comforts. “No one can afford to keep his children away from the glory of education, which not only should help them to earn their livelihood but enlighten their mind and soul as well, enabling them to know the creature and the Creator,” it said.
The APHC further said, “We have a vast network of educational institutions testifying that our youth are hardworking, passionate and focused. They have touched new heights in every field and are determined to keep the pace in latest advancements but that doesn’t mean that they have lost or fogged their vision of basic rights.”
The statement said that conducting examinations was purely a mean and deceptive attempt to achieve the political gains and get the applause from the masters in Delhi but Kashmiri youth faced the challenge bravely and courageously.
“If the authorities have ears and they are able to perceive the sound, students in more than clear words said that we are fed up with the political uncertainty looming for too long and can’t afford to lose our education every year.”
“This slogan of freedom is echoing for the last five months in every nook and corner of the Valley but perpetrators only wilfully see and glamorize the participants in examinations. They can’t take any notice of tens of deaths, thousands crippled, jailed, tortured, blinded and hunted in the dead of night. This is because the henchmen of the aggressor, take credit for pseudo normalcy as they are chest thumbing to weave the majority vote bank on befitting endures of surgical strikes or demonetization,” the APHC added.
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