Army chief for 'some' control over mosques, madrasas in Jammu and Kashmir

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Hussain Bibi, 65, w/o Haji Farzand, resident of Peer Khana village, was killed on Thursday when the Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing, targeting Pakistani check-posts in Kot Kotera Sector in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

Jammu and Education Minister Altaf Bukhari on Friday reacted strongly to Army Chief's jibe about "corrupted" education system in the state.

Rawat also suggested that some stone throwers in Kashmir were youth from government schools, and stressed on the need to reform the education system. There are always two maps in every classroom.

Responding to a remark by the Indian army chief that his country's armed forces are ready to call Pakistan's "nuclear bluff", the chief of Pakistan Army's media wing has said that India should not harbour any illusion about Pakistan's defence capabilities, while the Foreign Office (FO) warned India against any misadventure.

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"I will be very happy if they do what they are supposed to do and leave us what we are supposed to do. Very soon we will have a hotline with the Chinese side", the Army chief said at a press conference in New Delhi". They have a responsibility.

It has also come to light that during the meeting, the LeT and other terror outfits expressed grave concerns over the heavy loss suffered by them due to the counter-terror operations launched by the Indian Armed in the Kashmir Valley. If that is what they (India) desire, they are welcome to test our resolve.

He said India will have to continue its policy of dealing sternly with cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, notwithstanding the pressure on Pakistan by the US. "What does it teach the children?"

Rawat said the issue of exercising some amount of control over mosques and madrasas to check the flow of disinformation was being looked into. "Education is education. People go to China to learn", the minister said.