BANDIPORA: Traders federation Hajin on Thursday took out a protest march demanding Degree College in their area.
The protesters led by their president Mushtaq Ahmad Parray assembled at main market Hajin carrying posters displaying “college Hamara Haq Hai, Hajin Ko College do”.
Talking to Kashmir Reader Parray said that the college is their right. “The announcement of new colleges by Mehbooba led government has brought a new hopes on our faces. We hope this time justice will be done and the college to be established in our area,” he said.
Parray added: “We have been neglected by the successive governments, but this time we hope that out area will get the college which we are demanding since four decades.”
He said that the higher secondary school Hajin has been establish in 1962. “And since then no up gradation was made to this institution. Our area has historical background, but for unknown reasons this area is being ignored,” he said.
Parray said that on behalf of Traders Union of Hajin, they met Mehbooba Mufti during awami darbar last year, which was held at Bandipora for consideration of college. “She assured us that the grievance of Hajin tehsil would be addressed,” he said. “This area has 20 to 25 backwards villages at the distance of 5 to 10 kilometres from Hajin. If the government is sincere to uplift the education of backward villages, then it should fulfill its promise.”