Students wade through water to attend classes at Women’s College

Students wade through water to attend classes at Women’s College

By Insha Latief
SRINAGAR: Students and staff of the Government College for Women M A Road are facing a tough time due to water logging in the college premises.
Rainwater has accumulated at number of places and students have to either wade through water or meander on bricks, logs and tin sheets.
Suhana Rahman, a BCA student in the college has to walk on tin sheets to reach her department.
“Either one has to walk on tin sheets or take another route due to which I reach my class late, and my teacher scolds me for that,” Rahman said.
“Water has logged at many places in college. Whenever it rains, same thing happens and college authorities never bother to react. They let it dry on its own which becomes difficult for students to move. This time it is lot of water and may take months to dry,” said Sanna Shah, 2ndsecond student of Biotechnology.
The uniform of the students gets soiled often and they are always scared of tripping in muddy water.
“With water here and there, my uniform gets dirty. And we fear that we may fall in water if we will slip over the bricks or wooden logs,” said Samra Ayoub, student of Home Science.
Rafiya Ali, a student of arts, walks with the help of crutches and finds it difficult to step on bricks. She chooses a longer path to reach her class and often gets late.
“My classes are in different departments and I often get late. I can’t keep my balance on bricks and wood so I opt for the long route. I miss 10 minutes of my class,” Ali said.
Another student, Asima Bashir goes through the same thing. Her leg got fractured few weeks before and she couldn’t keep herself from college.
“It’s very difficult to wade through water even for a normal person. Water usually gets logged when it rains continuously for days and every time it gives tough time to students,” she said.
A teacher while wishing anonymity said, “We too are facing same problems that students face. We too reach our classes late. This is very annoying but now we have to live with it.”
Shaheen Altaf, Principal of the college told Kashmir Reader that she was busy for a month and would talk after that.

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