Kashmir needs colleges

Kashmir needs colleges

Recent attacks on Kashmiri students in different states have brought to fore the necessity about Kashmir having its own professional and technical colleges.
It has become a trend in the Valley that Kashmiri youth after completing their 12th standard move to different states to pursue their studies as the number of private colleges in the state is too less. As the situation is emerging it seems that in coming days students would find it very difficult to adjust in the states. Whenever some untoward incident takes place Kashmir is other states become soft targets and they are left with no other option other than to return to the Valley. After returning many students leave their studies and end up doing nothing.
There many businessmen in the state who want to invest in the education sector but they don’t get the requisite clearances. This has led to many such businessmen leaving educational projects in the middle.
Recently former MLA and president of Awami Ithad Party Er Rasheed asked the mainstream parties to include the setting up of private colleges in their manifestoes. If government cooperates with the investors it would help education sector to flourish in the Valley. This would also allow the students to pursue their studies without any fear.
It’s unfortunate that political dispensations which have ruled the state during all these years haven’t paid any attention towards this burning issue. Politicians have done just lip service to keep the people busy. When they are in power they don’t even pay any heed towards the suggestions. If they really want to do something for their people they should work towards allowing private colleges to flourish in J&K so that our younger generation remains safe.