Reacting to the statement made by Army Chief Bipin Rawat, Malik said, "Indian military occupation is the biggest curse from which the people of Jammu Kashmir are suffering from more than seventy years".
The Education Minister was reacting to statement of General Rawat in which he had said that J&K education system needs to be revamped. "He is not an educationist to issue sermons on education", said Mr. Bukhari.
He further added, "I don't think any society accepts sermons on education from non-academicians".
"Every school in a state has a state map because you explain it to the students".
Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor termed the statement of India's army chief "irresponsible and childish". Rawat said Friday the deal was scrapped after the state-run Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) offered to manufacture similar missiles in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" initiative. Why do we need a separate map for the state?
Bukhari said the education is the domain of the state and he knows how to run it.
"This is a state subject".
"The Constitution of India has given different roles to different people. I would be glad if they (the Army) do what they are supposed to do and leave us to do what we are supposed to do", said Bukhari on the sidelines of a function at Kothibagh Higher Secondary School here.
Refusing to comment on the actual development on Washington's decision, Rawat said: "We'll have to wait and see" regarding the repercussions.
He said that J&K has a capable chief minister who supervises and takes review of different departments. The BSF immediately retaliated and gunned down two Pakistani mortar positions and also gunned down one of the intruders along the International Border in Nikowal Border Out Post in Arnia sector.
Asserting that he won't take sermons from anybody, Bukhari said, "Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is my boss".
Wachi MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir had said on Thursday that nobody should celebrate the death of militants, calling them "brothers". "Police cordoned the residence of JKLF chairman early morning on Saturday and arrested Yasin sahib and Bashir Kashmiri". They are our children and we should not be happy about their deaths.