Srinagar: The former MLA of Eidgah constituency and senior NC leader along with scores of his workers held a demonstration in Srinagar here to protest against ‘ignoring the people of Shehr-e-Khaas’
Chanting slogans in favour of their demands, the NC leader along with scores of activists assembled at Srinagar Press Enclave while carrying placards reading ‘stop use of pellet guns, stop using bullets against Kashmiris, wake up PDD’ and others.
NC leader told media persons that government has ignored Shehr-e-Khaas on all fronts, saying that the authorities have even failed to allot a college in Shere-e-khaas.
“The free land of over 60 kanal have been provided to the State government for the establishment of the college but unfortunately the administration has failed to allot any college on the land,” he said.
He said not only in education, the government has also failed to provide proper drainage facility in Shehr-e-Khaas areas. “Besides improper drainage facility, all the sewage is being dumped into Achan following which no steps are being taken for its degradation, thus leaving the people living nearer to it to suffer,” he said.
Gul said people of Shehr-e-Khaas are not meant for pellets and bullets but they deserve the development and every other facility but unfortunately nothing is being provided to them. “The use of pellet guns in Kashmir and killings must be stopped forthwith and a peaceful process should be adopted to resolve the issue so that the people could heave a sigh of relief,” he said.