Kathua case: J&K Govt trying to shut protest against rape, bans coaching for 3 months


Srinagar: To break the chains of protests in the Valley after Kathua rape and murder case, the government of Jammu and Kashmir has decided to shut private coaching centres for 90 days.

Minister for Education and Finance, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari, while replying to a question about Kathua rape case said, “We have to follow the process because ultimately judiciary has to uphold everything.” “I am assuring that our law ministry is also working on it. We will also try to pass the death penalty law which will have retrospective effect,” he added.“Stone is not the answer to every problem. If we wish to deliver justice to Kathua rape victim, how come it is possible that she will get justice by hurling stones,”

He said, it was found that the coaching centres operating in the valley were major distractions for the students and efforts are being made to keep a check on the same. “We were looking at distractions and one of the distractions we found was coaching centres. We will pass an official order for coaching centres to shut their shops for a while. We will review this is in 90 days,” Bukhari said.

He also met the principals of Higher Secondary Schools in Srinagar to control the protest in schools here. However, the order shall have no bearing on coaching centres which provide coaching for professional courses for the students who have already passed 12th class examination, he said.