General Rawat also said most of the stone pelters or terrorists are coming out of schools, where there is disinformation being spread.
Talking to reporters here, Bukhari said Army Chief's assertion that the teachers in Jammu and Kashmir were teaching two maps to the students and there was no need for separate map for the State, is ' an unfair and unacceptable comment'. Why should there be a separate map of J&K!
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He said India will have to continue its policy of dealing sternly with cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, notwithstanding the pressure on Pakistan by the US. "His job is to guard the borders and if borders are protected the incidents of violence in the State will come down".
The education minister further added, "The Indian Army chief is a well-decorated officer in the country. These nations have to be kept on board, and I think we have to put in our wholehearted effort to ensure we continue to support them", he said. I would welcome sermons from academicians on how to run the education system.
Hitting out at General Rawat, Bukhari said the Army has a responsibilty and they should stick to it, hinting that the Army Chief should not meddle with the affairs of running the state. "The constitution of India has given different roles to different people. I would be glad if they (Army) do what they are supposed to do and leave us to do what we are supposed to do".More news: NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) May Be in Trouble as Bernstein Downgrades Shares
Asserting that he won't take sermons from anybody, Bukhari said, "Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is my boss".
The system of education in the state needed to be given a relook, the Army chief had added. Let them do their responsibility, I don't think separatism will be anywhere.
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"We have our own education system and we will fix our own problems, if any".