Stating that government directions to female teachers for guarding schools is shocking, the main opposition party National Conference Saturday said that the Peoples Democratic Party led government is ridiculing the teachers community.“It is shameful on part of the government that they have asked the teachers especially the female teachers to guard the schools. If the schools are set on blaze, it is a law and order issue. I fail to understand what forces the government to issue such orders,” National conference senior leader Ali Mohmmad Sagar told KNS over phone on Saturday.NC leader conveyed his surprise on a news item published in one of the daily, that the teachers including female teachers are guarding the schools to thwart any untoward incident. “Teachers who are appointed for a Nobel cause for giving education to the students have been placed as “Chowkidars” to give security to the schools. By this action the government has fully exposed on its tall claims of providing security to the institutions,” Sagar alleged.
He said that the decision is nothing but frustration on part of the government. “State government is in a distressed state of mind as earlier government was adamant to open the schools in the valley amid unrest. More so the central home minister once said that the schools shall be opened in two days time, there after the government issued dictat that the exams shall be conducted on schedule,” Sagar said and added that simultaneously that time the government requested election commission of India to defer Anantnag parliamentary elections due to prevailing unrest. He said that the chairman of BOSE on record has said that they were not sure about the conduct of examination.Sagar said that the kind of statements of the government on education sector have put the youth in a state of confusion. He further maintained that the government was not able to give any decisive decisions and now it has decided two options for conduct of exams, one in November and one in March.He further stated that this decision has put the students in the state of dilemma and has rendered them in a state of mess.
Sagar said that Government has put the students in a fix. “Since the students have not attended their schools for over four months, they won’t be in a position to appear in the exams. The schools remained open for a shorter period of time resulting in huge academic loss this time. Keeping in view the overall scenario, government should have taken a lenient view on conducting exams of class 10 and 12 students.He said that NC also realizes that one year of students should not go waste. “But that doesn’t mean government will thrust exams on them. Government should have deliberated the issue with them and taken students on board before taking decision for conducting exams,”.He said that the PDP-BJP government has so far “failed to deliver” on its “agenda of governance”. “This coalition government has failed to address political and developmental aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. There was a general sense of insecurity in the state and the government never took any step to address the concerns of the citizens,” he said.He said lack of direction and political will have compounded the perception of political uncertainty in the state whereas the government should have tried to provide a hope of inclusive development, reconciliation and peace.The former minister said that development has been pushed to back burner while public grievances are mounting unheard with each passing day. (KNS)