The civil society Ganderbal has expressed resentment against the halting of work at the proposed CUK site in Ganderbal.
The civil society convened a meeting, after state government on the floor of house revealed that work has been halted on the directives of Ministry of Human Resources Development.
The meeting was attended by the local residents including senior citizens of the district, trade union leaders and BAR association Ganderbal. They alleged that the work at the proposed site has been halted on flimsy grounds.
“It is quite unfortunate that the government is looking for an alternate site for the university after the passage of almost a decade on the grounds that the land is not suitable for the construction. One wonders why the university is going for one more soil test that too despite the passage of this long time. They have already, as per an RTI, spent 26 lakh on the process of soil testing in the past .This clearly indicates establishment of permanent campus is deliberately being delayed.” Advocate Abid Jeelani told Rising Kashmir.
The residents said that they will fight the proposed shifting of the university tooth and nail and launch a massive agitation against the move.
“We are not only concerned about the shifting of the university from Ganderbal but also about the education of the students enrolled in this institution, which is suffering immensely due to absence of a permanent campus with requisite infra structure .It is ironic that the official negligence and absolute lack of accountability has marred this premier institute,” lamented Rafiq Lone, a local resident.
Later MLA Ganderbal, Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar also joined the convention .He assured the gathering that the university won’t be shifted from the Ganderbal. “I will resign as MLA if the university is shifted. This move will definitely vitiate the atmosphere in the district. The move will be an invitation to unrest and the government will be responsible if anything untoward happens.” he said.