Ban on Jamaat: Fate Of 300 Schools At Stake  

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SRINAGAR – Future of 300 schools, 10 thousand teachers and one lakh students is at stake following government of India’s ban on socio-religious Jamaa’t-e-Islami.  

A local news agency reported that the parents whose wards are enrolled in the schools run by Falah-e-Aam Trust Jammu and Kashmir are worried about the future of their wards as the authorities have reportedly issued notices to various schools, asking them to stop the educational activities forthwith.

A school in Bandipora Ajas was sealed by the authorities but was unsealed after the intervention of Tehsildar, reports said.

Sources said that at least 300 schools are being run by Trust having 10 thousand teachers with an approximate enrolment of one lakh students.

They said most of the students are orphans, belonging to poor and downtrodden families. The trust, they said, is imparting education without caste, colour and creed.

Sources said that authorities at several schools including Ajas Bandipora, Manigam Ganderbal and Baramulla have been given notices, asking them to shut educational activities forthwith.

The uncertainty over the closure of schools has put the career of students, teachers and others working in the schools at stake, besides causing anxiety among the parents of those whose wards are enrolled in these schools.

Meanwhile, Chairman of Falah-e-Aam Trust Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Maqbool said: “we have no direct relation with Jamaat-e-Islami as FAT is solely confined in imparting education.”

He said Jamaat is a political organization and those who have some kind of grudge with it should deal with them politically.

He confirmed that notices were sent to school authorities at various places. “At least 18 among 300 schools are directly controlled by FAT and rest are administered by local committees,” he said.

He said FAT will knock the doors of Court to seek continuation of smooth conduct of educational activities so that the future of students and career of teachers and other office bearers is not ruined


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