Srinagar, May 15 -- Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) said on Wednesday that AICTE directive asking students of the state not to take admission in educational institutes in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) negates the basic principle of SAARC cooperation.

Chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq termed it as ''unfortunate politicization of education'' which violates the fundamental right of students to seek education anywhere on the globe.

G N Var, Chairman of PSAJK, said India is part of SAARC group and all educational institutes in group should be treated on a par. One cannot pick and choose educational institutes in a particular region, he said.

Mr Var said that besides impacting e...