High Court directs civil, police authorities to save school buildings
SRINAGAR—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has said collective efforts are needed to save school buildings as it is the responsibility of all to safeguard them as education is pivotal for intellectual excellence and prosperity.
Highlighting the importance of education, a Pil titled Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey in Suo-moto vs State of J&K others case said that investment in education is an investment for future generations.
They observed that setting school buildings on fire is in effect destroying the knowledge centres of future generations.
The court directed the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, and Director School Education Kashmir to devise modes and methods in collaboration with higher authorities and lower officials which shall be effective in protecting school institutions.
The court directed the Chief Secretary, Director General of Police, Director School Education Kashmir to issue necessary instructions to all DCs, SSPs and CEOs of the concerned districts to take all preventive and protective measures necessary for saving the school buildings from any harm.—GK