NEW DELHI -- Expressing concern at the burning of schools by miscreants in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said people of the Valley should realise that those responsible are acting at the behest of enemies and hoped that they would be isolated.
"This is nothing but a combination of madness and perversion, otherwise how can anybody think of setting fire to educational institutions which are importing education and knowledge to our own children," said Naidu, who holds the portfolios of Information and Broadcasting, and Urban Development.
He said residents of Kashmir Valley should realize that these people have crossed all limits and are acting at the behest of enemies from across the border who are aiding, training and funding terrorists regularly.
"This is an extreme act they have (under)taken. I hope people will realise and also isolate them from rest of the society," he said.
The children of the state should not be deprived of peaceful studies, the senior minister said, adding, "they have already disturbed peace to some extent and they are now disturbing studies as well".
"Some of these leaders' children are studying outside, I am told. Some have to take security to write examinations. These so-called leaders should really ponder over what is it they are doing," Naidu added.
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