Srinagar: Social media and government schools in Jammu and Kashmir are spreading a "disinformation campaign" resulting in radicalisation of youth, Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat claimed on Friday, and called for "some control" over mosques and madrasas in the state.He said a "major revamp" of the education system was needed in the state to deal with the problem. Rawat said the issue of exercising some amount of control over mosques and madrasas to check the flow of disinformation was being looked into.
"If you go to any Kashmir school, You will find two maps -- one is the map of India and one is the map of Jammu and Kashmir. There are always two maps in every classroom. Why should there be a map of Jammu and Kashmir. If you are putting a map of Jammu and Kashmir, then you may as well put map of every state. "What does it mean to children that I am part of the country but I also have a separate identity. So, the basic, grassroots problem lies here is the way the education in Jammu and Kashmir in government school has been corrupted," said Rawat. He said students from schools like DPS were not found involved in activities like stone-pelting, and added that is why the 'goodwill schools' run by the Army are accorded higher status. The Army chief noted opening more public schools, more CBSE schools, was the way forward.