In the above post you might have noticed that the criminals in the political
establishment talk about striving to raise the literacy graph of Jharkhand.
Is this what they mean by literacy ?
This drama of the ruling classes fool no one.
12,000 children driven out of school to make way for police camps
Ranchi, April 18 (IANS) With security worries uppermost on mind, the Jharkhand government has converted 25 schools in the state into police camps.
Many schools have been closed in the last five years as the buildings are used as police camps. Estimates put the number of affected students at 12,000.
When anti-Maoist operations are launched, the security personnel are shifted into school buildings. In some schools, the personnel live in the building while teaching takes place under the open sky.
As a result, a primary school in Ghure village of Latehar district is closed since 1990 and Maoist guerrillas have attacked the building thrice.
Education in the Chatrapur Middle school of Daltanganj has also been affected since 1990 for similar reason.
"For many years now, classes are taking place outdoors as the school building has been given to security personnel. Studies are badly affected by the movement of the security personnel but we cannot do anything about it," complained a teacher in Jhumra Hill of Bokaro district.
Another teacher of a school in Kurkura, Gumla district, said: "Student lives are endangered by the presence of police here. The police use these children as shields knowing well that the Maoists won't attack them. "
However, police officials pledge helplessness
"We need places to house the security forces. The government has asked us to convert schools into camps. What can we do? We are just doing our job," said a police official.
Maoists are active in 16 of the 22 districts of the state. At least 600 people, including 290 security personnel, have been killed in Maoist related violence in the last six years.