Hajin: Residents of Hajin are up in arms against the government for failing the construct the degree college despite issuing a government order in the year 2014.
Residents who had assembled include local traders, village heads, civil society memberson Sunday under the banner of
Hajin Town Welfare Community (TWC) for the establishment of the degree college in the area accused government of step-motherly treatment.
The representatives from different villages urged the government to sanction a degree collage for the area so that local students would be facilitated in pursuing higher education.
Talking to Kashmir Reader a social activist, Bashir Ahmad said that MLA Sonawari Mohammad Akbar Lone who was then Higher Education Minister had sanctioned collage for Hajin in October 2014.
On minister’s direction, the land was demarcated for construction of Degree collage, official notice was published, collage board was prepared, however, there was headway after that, he added.
Ahmed also said that every year hundreds of students qualify class 12th exam from Higher secondary schools, but many of them abandon the studies due to lack of a college in the vicinity.
Another member of Town Welfare Community, Mushtaq Ahmad Parray said that recently Government sanctioned 17 new degree collages across the state, but Hajin was again ignored.
He also said that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti also assured them of establishing the college in the town.
Stating that higher secondary school was established at Hajin in 1962 , an educationist, Mohammad Sonauallah said that it is astonishing and surprising Government yet has failed to upgrade it to college so far.
Added that tehsil has been neglected on the developmental front by the successive regimes. Collage is our most deserved right and we have been neglected for this.
The speakers urged the Mehboob mufti led government to ensure establishment of a Degree College in the area.