Mehbooba Mufti slams govt’s decision to ban FAT-run schools

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Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti termed the ban on schools run by Falah-e-Aam Trust (FAT), an affiliate of now-banned Jamaat-e-Islami, “another form of atrocity” inflicted on the people of Jammu and Kashmir to “sabotage” their future.

After land ownership, resources and jobs, the last “target” is education, Mufti wrote on Twitter.

More than 300 educational institutions run by FAT have been stopped from operating by the Jammu and Kashmir school education department.

“Move to ban FAT affiliated schools is another form of atrocity inflicted on people of J&K to sabotage their future. After land ownership, resources & jobs the last target is education. I am sure Kashmiris will overcome this & not let their children suffer,” Mehbooba wrote on Twitter.

An order to this effect was issued by School Education Secretary B K Singh on 13 June. The order issued by School Education Secretary Singh also asked chief education officers of various districts to seal the schools run by FAT within 15 days in consultation with the district administration.

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