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Army either 'good samaritan' or 'whipping boy': Cong. on Syed Geelani's remark

News Agencies | Updated on: 6 May 2017, 16:32 IST

After Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani warned parents against sending children to Army-run schools in the Valley, the Congress on Saturday said the Army became a good samaritan when they needed help and their 'favorite whipping boy' when it came to politics.

Congress leader Manish Tewari told ANI, "The Army had played a sterling role when Srinagar was flooded when large parts of Kashmir got flooded. We did not hear from the Hurriyat or from Geelani that the Army shouldn't have been involved in the rescue efforts in that point in time. So, the difficulty is that when it suits them, they take the help of the Army, and it becomes the good samaritan and when it comes to politics then of course Army is their favorite whipping boy."

While warning the parents to avoid sending their children to these institutions, Geelani has yesterday claimed, "For petty material gains, we are losing our next generation."

The Hurriyat hardliner expressed apprehension over the reports of "mischievous activities" of goodwill schools.

"They are killing, maiming and blinding us, and how obsolete and obscure it is to trust these and handover our future to their custody. It is quite contradictory and there is no moral justification for this. Occupiers can never prove choicest custodians and can never provide better education, as they are inflicting unprecedented brutalities to our nation," he said.


First published: 6 May 2017, 16:32 IST