Expressing concern over the kind of education being imparted in the government schools of Jammu and Kashmir, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said there was an urgent need to revamp the education system, as the students have been given ‘misleading’ tuition.
Addressing the Annual press conference ahead of Army Day on January 15, Gen Rawat said, ”You will be surprised that in the government schools of Kashmir, teachers are teaching something that should not be taught. You will find two maps, one is a map of India and the other of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. What is the need for that? What does this mean to a child’s mind?”
He also attacked the Madarsa institutions for incorrectly informing the students and spreading falsehood, saying, ”The government needs to open more CBSE schools in the valley.”
In a question over radicalisation of the youth in the valley, he said, ”A lot of radicalisation is happening in Jammu and Kashmir on social media. In schools, some teachers are teaching something that should perhaps not be taught. In schools, you see two maps. One of India, one of J&K. Why should there be two maps?
”Most misguided youth come from schools, where they are being radicalised. Some control also has to be exercised on Madrasas and Masjids that spread misinformation,” he added.