Scores of residents from Nowgam Kothar village of south Kashmir’s Islamabad district on Monday staged a protest to demand of establishment of Women’s Degree College in the area.
Residents of Kothar village of Islamabad district staged a protest at Lalchowk area to demand degree college.
The residents including the senior citizens of the area assembled here at press enclave in Srinagar and raised slogans in favour of their demand.
Protesters carrying placards read “we want Degree College” and “we want Justice”.
The proposed college was first promised to the Shangus constituency but was later given to Chattisinghpora.
“We have been requesting the Governor and the advisor to upgrade the only higher secondary school in the area but nobody is paying heed to us,” said a local Auqaf Committee member, Rayees Gul.
The Nowgam Kothar area comprises of 1041 households with no degree college. As per the locals, the said area has all the feasibilities required for the establishment of a college including land. “The college was not still allotted to us rather was given to a less feasible area,” the aggrieved protesters said.
Protestors appealed Governor Satya Pal Malik to look into the matter and fulfil their demand at an earliest.