Separatists and Thailand’s Government are taking their fight to the playground; literally.
The insurgents have also used Islamic schools to indoctrinate and recruit students into their movement. At the same time, Thai army and paramilitary forces are disrupting education and placing students at unnecessary risk of insurgent attack by occupying schools for long periods as bases for their counterinsurgency operations.
The children at these schools should be nurtured to learn and prosper rather than being put in harm’s way. Teach them about peace, especially about today, rather than about war and mutilation.