Denied education, students protest against Kashmir agitation

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 15:01

Srinagar: A group of primary school
students Wednesday protested against the 80-day-long agitation in
Kashmir Valley, saying it was denying them the right to
education.

Dressed in their school uniforms, nearly 20 students
from a school in Ganderbal staged the demonstration here,
demanding an end to the ongoing agitation, on the ground that
it had marred their learning process.

The students held placards which read "we want freedom
from poverty, we want freedom from illiteracy, we want freedom
from backwardness."

A mainstream political activist Farooq Ahmad
Ganderbali, who was accompanying the students told reporters
that the agitation in the Valley was spoiling the future of
students.

"Students in Jammu region don`t have any disruption and
study without any hindrance but our wards are suffering
immensely," he said.

However, Ganderbali`s statement did not go down well
with an unidentified onlooker who pushed him.

"What about the lives of 65 people, who were mostly
students and died in the police and CRPF firing since June 11?
Did they not have a right to live?" the agitated onlooker
asked Ganderbali before the protestors fled from the scene
sensing more trouble.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 15:01

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