J&K government warns 5 schools over refusal to participate in Republic Day function

Srinagar: Following the ‘disciplinary action’ to be taken against the government employees who fail to attend Republic Day celebrations in the state, Jammu and Kashmir government has locked three private schools and warned the rest two in Anantnag district and vowed them to de-recognize them for their denial to participate in forthcoming Republic day functions.

A team of district authority officials sealed a portion of the properties of three schools after they failed to persuade the owners of the schools to send their wards to participate in Republic Day celebrations.

A senior district official told ET, “This was a sort of warning. This is not sealing. We locked a portion of their properties. They cannot dictate terms. We are all living in the territory of this country and
have to participate in the national festival. They cannot operate independently of the system. The future course of action depends whether they participate or not.”

“The deputy commissioner abused us even when we apprised him about the situation and unwillingness of parents to send their children to such functions. Who will be accountable if something happens to even one child? He even asked us to the better cross the border if we don’t participate.” Owner of the Smart Mission School, Asif Nazir Dar, who participated in the meeting told ET.

 

The government has reportedly threatened the following schools;

Radiant Public School, Shemford Futuristic School, Smart Mission School, Oxford Presentation School and Creative and Advanced Training School.

 

The militants have already appealed people not to participate in January 26 functions and avoid such functions. The security has been beefed up across Kashmir following the specific inputs of possible militant attacks on  January 26.

 

Moreover, Jammu and Kashmir police have sent an alert to all the security agencies warning of a suicide attack by a woman on Republic Day, News Nation reported.

 

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