Blocking internet a shame for any government: Junaid Matoo
Sopore: The Sanctorum College of Education in collaboration with Department of Students Welfare, Kashmir University (DSW) held a youth summit-2017 at the college.
A number of participants from various colleges, including from Government Degree College Baramulla, KU North Campus and SSM College of Engineering and Technology, Kashmir University took part.
The summit was an initiative of a group of young artists, ‘The Edge’, with The Varmul Post as media partners. The orogram consists of a musical segement and a debate.
In the debate segment, an interactive session was held on diverse themes like internet gag, brain drain, career goals and start-up business. National Conference spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattoo, Youth Congress spokesperson Sheikh Amir, HOD Physics, GDC Baramulla Tariq Ahmad Chalkoo, and MS District Hospital Baramulla Syed Masood replied to the queries posed by the audience.
Replying to a query Mattoo said, “Internet gag is a shame and disgusting, banning and blocking the internet is shaming for any government in power. We must acknowledge our shortcomings and find out ways to restore law and order without gagging Internet.”
Internet bans and blocks initiated during the Omar Abdullah government in 2010 have become more frequent in the present government.
Speaking on the occasion, Youth Congress spokesman Sheikh Amir said, youth need to start the sense of responsibility from home. When we throw waste and wrappers in a dustbin at home why can’t we do same on road?”
Chairman Sanctorum Institutes, Shakir Ashraf said the migration of Kashmiri youth to outside states “is really worrisome fact. We need to work out at the ground level to overcome this challenge.”
Over 200 students from various colleges across valley participated in the debate and threw light on the different topics.