Man locks school over land compensation

Srinagar: Upset over the delay in land compensation owed  to him, a man locked down a government school in north Kashmir’s Lolab area.
A local news agency GNS reported that Primary School, Lalpora was locked down by Bashir Ahmad Ganai, who claimed that the government had not paid him compensation for the land which they had acquired for the establishment of the school. The shutdown caused inconvenience to the students who were waiting outside the school as heavy rains lashed the area.
“Besides compensation for the land, the officials also assured me that my son will be given a job. However, neither of the promises has been fulfilled. So, to register my protest, I locked the school today,”  Ganai said.
Headmaster Ghulam Ahmad said that the school was shut down this morning by the man to protest the delay in compensation
“I have taken up the issue with the higher ups. They’ll find a solution to the  problem,” he said.
Zonal Education Post Officer (ZEPO) Mohammad Farooq said that if the land owner produces all the revenue extracts and other documents before the officials, his case will be processed. He also expressed regret over the closure of the school by Ganai.