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School set to flames in Kashmir, students’ future in jeopardy

Srinagar : In a tragic incident, unknown people set ablaze a school building in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on October 28, taking the number of such educational institutions destroyed in arson in the current unrest in the Valley to 20, police said.

Iqra Public School at Dooru Anantnag was set on fire by unknown persons, a police official said, adding the upper storey of the building was destroyed.

He said police and Fire and Emergency Services personnel rushed to the spot and doused the flames.The total number of educational institutions destroyed in arson since the unrest began in Kashmir in the aftermath of Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Burhan Wani on July 8, has gone up to 20.

In another incident, unknown persons set on fire a parked vehicle belonging to a worker of the ruling PDP in Habbakadal area of the summer capital.

PTI