Locals of Dobiwan Tangmarg Demand J&K Bank Branch

Shafat Magray


The locals of Dobiwan and its adjoining areas in North Kashmir’s Baramulla are facing lot of problems because of non-availability of J&K Bank in Dobiwan area whih has emerged as a major town of the district.

The residents from Tarhama, Waripora, Barzulla, Batapora, Utikoo, Mangloora, Wussan areas told Kashmir Life that the area has been always discriminated in terms of facilities which have been provided to far flung areas like of Aboora. “We are facing immense hardships because of non-availability of the J&K Bank here.”

A group of students from Tarhama said that they face lot of problems whenever “we need to deposit the admission fee”. “It is very difficult to reach Aboora for fee submission for its difficult terrain,” the students said.

The locals alleged that it was former agriculture minister in Omar led NC-Congress coalition government who discriminated against us. “Just to keep his votaries happy, the bank was established in Aboora,” the locals alleged.

The locals said that Dobiwan is situated at a central location in the area which connects Tarhama, Utikoo, Barzulla, Pinjoora, Goygam, Wussan and other far flung areas, however, “it has been discriminated on many fronts”.


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