J&K school to withdraw notebooks with India, Pak flagsApril 12, 2016 21:27
A private school in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday decided to withdraw its notebook with national flags of India and Pakistan on its cover, following protests by locals.
The Holy Cross Convent High School, located in border belt of R S Pura sector, had distributed notebooks to its students with national flags of the two countries on the cover of its notebooks.
There was widespread protest by parents and local residents on Monday against the notebooks given to students for the current academic session.
"We received a public complaint that the school authorities have published and distributed notebooks with India and Pakistan National Flags. We called the Principal of the school to explain his stand," Sub-Divisional Police Office RS Pura Harjeet Singh said.
He said the school Principal informed the police that his intention was not to hurt people's sentiments. He thought his move would help bring peace in the troubled region.
"Principal said that the school's aim behind publishing the flags was to bring peace in the region. We told him that this was not the way to do such things," Singh said.
The principal realized his mistake and has agreed to withdraw all the notebooks and immediately stop further publication such notebooks, the SDPO said.