Govt mulls to form teams to spot those behind torching schools

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The Jammu and Kashmir government is reportedly mulling to constitute a special team to identify those miscreants, who are behind torching and damaging schools in the wake of prevailing unrest in the Valley, senior police officer said, wishing anonymity.
He said that in this regard a high level meeting has been conducted, wherein it was decided that a team comprising of police, CID and civil society shall be made to spot the miscreants. “I am not sure whether the proposal has been sent to the chief minister, but yes a decision in this regard was taken,” senior officer said and added that this team will work as cells in every locality.
He said that education has remained one of the major casualties in Kashmir since the latest round of unrest began in July following the death of militant leader.
“Institutions have been shut, and now unknown attackers are targeting government schools. Keeping in mind the upsurge in attacks on schools, it has been decided to constitute special team,” said an officer, adding the move is to defeat evil designs of those trying to take advantage of present situation.
He further said that in the wake of prevailing situation in Kashmir Valley, miscreants have torched over 27 schools in the past few weeks. “Schools have been targeted in 10 districts across the region,” he said, adding to stop this spree of targeted burning of schools, government is now going to activatespecial team, which will take care of schools.
He further said that the team shall comprise of local youths, who will assist the police and security agencies in spotting the miscreants.
Talking to Newspoint, PDP MLA said that he had also proposed same thing before the cabinet, but until the government takes any decision on it, he cannot reveal the entire proposal.

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