Gaya, Aug 29 (ANI): With the aim of forcing children to join their ranks, by blocking future opportunities, Maoists destroyed a school building in Barha village of Bihar's Gaya District.
Meanwhile, students, who are keen to advance in their career, urged government to secure their future.
Speaking to mediapersons, Luv Kumar, a student said that his school has been destroyed by the Maoists. He says all his friends are keen to study and want the state government to rebuild the school and appealed to Maoists not to destroy their future.
"My school has been destroyed. We don't have place to sit. Around 500-550 students are there in the school. We request the state government, to rebuild the school, which has been destroyed by the Maoists. We have don't have benches and tables and there is no facility of ration over here. This is why; we are facing a lot of problems. We request the government to build the school as early as possible. We also request Maoists not to ruin our future. What do they get by destroying our future?," said Kumar.
Despite strong measures taken by the central government to control the ultras, and step up economic development, the Maoist insurgency has gripped nearly one-third of the country in its violent tentacles.
"This (school) building has been destroyed and we are not able to teach students in a proper manner. The students get wet, when it rains, and so, we have to suspend the teaching. We are facing many problems. A lot of problems surface in absence of a school building," said Babita Kumari, Principal of the school.
"The Maoists have destroyed it. There is no role of public in the destruction of the building. If the public would have done it, then where would their children study?," said Shivnandan Kumar Bharati, a staff member of the school.
Maoists have significantly increased their presence in tribal and rural regions in the affected states of Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Orissa. (ANI)