Kulgam area shuts for fourth straight day, demands Degree College

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Shah Abbas
Srinagar: Yaripora area in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district is observing a complete shutdown for the fourth consecutive day Friday to press for the demand of establishing Degree College.
Tehsil headquarter Yaripora, is the second important town of the Kulgan district and is a central place of more than fifty surrounding villages.
The people of Yaripora are demanding for a Government Degree College since long and now they are on path of an agitation, local sources said.
They have formed an “Awami Behbudi Committee” (ABC) to spearhead the agitation, they added.
Local sources told Kashmir Reader that it is the ABC which has called for an indefinite shutdown.
“It is very unfortunate that not a single administrative officer visited us in last four days, not even the concerned MLA, Abdul Majid Larmi,” Abdul Rashid, a local resident told Kashmir Reader.
“Our demand is just and we hope that it will be fulfilled,” said another local over phone.
When contacted Deputy Commissioner Kulgam Sajad Hussain assured that he will himself look into the demand of the people of Yaripora.
Station House Officer, (SHO) Police Station Yaripora, Irshad Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that people of Yaripora are demanding for Degree College “absolutely peacefully” and there was not any law and order problem.