Kathua rape-murder: Control your emotions, go back to your classes, Education Minister tells protesting students

Srinagar: Atlaf Bukhari, the Education Minister on Saturday warned the students that they should control their emotions, go back to schools, otherwise they would be treated as ‘rowdies’.

From the past two weeks, campuses have been erupting against the rape and murder of the minor Kathua girl and the government has been closing the educational institutions as a ‘precautionary measure’.

The minister also said that if students won’t go back to classes, they will close educational institutions forever and students will be held responsible.

“Security of students is paramount, that is why we kept schools and colleges closed. But now students should control their emotions and go back to their classes,” said Bukhari.

“Now enough is enough, they have registered their protest and should attend schools now. We can’t afford to have future a generation of illiterates and uneducated [people]. So I request all, particularly students to make schools functional.”

The minister said as per government rules, there will be no compromise on attendance of students in the schools.

“I would like to tell students to stay in classes, because they would be treated as rowdies if they keep coming on roads. And if they still want to come on roads then we will close educational institutions for ever and students will be responsible for it,” he said.

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