He said he shouldn't comment on things, which are beyond his constitutional mandate.
Voicing concern about China's increasing assertiveness in the Indian sub-continent, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat warned on Friday that India can not allow its neighbours to drift away from it, and the time has come for the country to shift its focus from western to the northern frontier. He is a professional and there is no doubt on his professionalism.
Minister for Education Syed Altaf Bukhari denied reports that the education system of the state was driving students toward radicalisation.
Mr Bukhari said while the state's education system may have shortcomings, there was no need for sermons about it from the army, who do not have a link with the education system of the state. "I would welcome sermons from academicians on how to run the education system. Education is subject on State list and this is not on the concurrent list and falls well within the domain of the State", the minister said. "We are confident we will be able to handle the situation", he said.Rawat said China has been keeping its troops in north Doka La.He said India is dealing with China at different levels including through diplomatic engagement. "I would be glad if Army does what they are supposed to do and leave us to do what we are supposed to do".
Hitting out at General Rawat, Bukhari said the Army has a responsibilty and they should stick to it, hinting that the Army Chief should not meddle with the affairs of running the state. Let them do their responsibility.
"If you go to any Kashmir school, you will find two maps - one is the map of India and one is the map of Jammu and Kashmir". They can not tell us to have one or two maps. Why should there be a separate map of J&K!
The minister said the state's students and teachers were "very efficient", and "some have topped the IAS exam".
The Minister earlier inaugurated a two-day annual book exhibition at SP Model Higher Secondary School. "I think some controls have to be exercised there and that is what we are looking at", he said.