Jammu, Oct 31: Condemning the burning down of schools in Kashmir, state Congress chief G A Mir today said it is an attack on the future of children and the culprits must be identified for sternest punishment.
"We express disappointment over the incidents of burning down of school buildings in various parts of the valley and strongly condemn these unlawful activities, which are being performed to destroy the career of our children," Mir told reporters at a function here today.
The former Tourism Minister said it the inefficiency and incompetence of the State, which is not able to protect the infrastructure in the valley and secure the future of children from being getting ruined.
He said the burning down of schools is an attack on the future of our children and the culprits must be identified sternest punishment.
"The attack on schools is a ploy to damage the education system. The government must come out of the deep slumber and stop such unlawful activities," he said.
Describing burning down of schools as one of the greatest tragedies, the Congress unit chief said the government must rise to the occasion to protect education institutions, as such type of unfortunate incidents reflect the utter failure of the state government.