Army chief no educationist, should avoid sermons: Edu Min

J&K minister hits back at Army Chief says don't meddle in state's education system

Army chief no educationist, should avoid sermons: Edu Min

Pakistan claims India has violated the Kashmir cease-fire 70 times so far this month.

In schools, there can be seen two maps - one of India another of Jammu and Kashmir. "Every school in every state has a state map because you explain it to them", Bukhari said.

Pakistan Army troops initiated unprovoked firing on Indian posts from across the border in the Sunderbani sector, prompting the Indian troops guarding the LoC to retaliate strongly and effectively, an Army spokesman said. "I will be very happy if they do what they are supposed to do". "This being a subject on state list, we know how to run our education system", said Bukhari. There are always two maps in every classroom. They have a responsibility.

Pakistan and India both claim Kashmir, and have fought two of their three wars over the Himalayan region, which they have disputed since partition and independence from British colonial rule in 1947.

As regards an "assertive" China, Rawat said India can not afford its neighbours to drift away and should have good relations with them to act as a counter balance to the eastern neighbour.

On Friday, Rawat, during a media briefing in Delhi, said the force was ready to call Pakistan's "nuclear bluff" and cross the border to carry out any operation if asked by the government. He had then said, "Why do we need a separate map for Jammu and Kashmir. Most misguided youth come from schools where they are being radicalised", he had said.

He had also raised concern over "disinformation" being spread through social media, and through religious schools and mosques.

The Indian Army chief said a hotline will help resolve incidents such as transgressions along the border promptly. "Education is education. People go to China to learn", the minister said.

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