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J&K Minister Tells Army Chief to 'Concentrate on Job' After He Questions Need for 2 Maps in School Books

Army chief Bipin Rawat on Friday said there was a need to revamp the education system as he questioned the need for having two maps in the school books.

Mufti Islah | CNN-News18

Updated:January 13, 2018, 5:34 PM IST
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J&K Minister Tells Army Chief to 'Concentrate on Job' After He Questions Need for 2 Maps in School Books
Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Altaf Bukhari (left) and Army chief Bipin Rawat.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Altaf Bukhari advised Army chief Bipin Rawat to "concentrate on its job" after the latter raised concerns over the kind of education being imparted in the government schools of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Army should concentrate on its job and not interfere in education sector,” Bukhari told presspersons during a school function.

The Army Chief on Friday said there was a need to revamp the education system as he questioned the need for having two maps in the school books.

"You will be surprised that in the government schools of Kashmir, teachers are teaching something that should not be taught. You will find two maps, one is a map of India and the other of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. What is the need for that? What does this mean to a child's mind?"

The minister clearly not impressed with Army chief's remarks, said: "Those who don't have expertise on education should desist from commenting. Army Chief may be a professional but he is not an expert on education. We would welcome comments from academicians on education."

The minister said it was the job of educationists to comment on the subject and how to run it.

"Perhaps the people who are giving comments on how we should run education sector are not doing their job properly and that's why we are suffering," said Bukhari.
| Edited by: Bijaya Das
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