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Srinagar road, college to be renamed after Kashmiri Pandits

Various fundamental changes are taking place in Jammu and Kashmir and now the government has made a historic move to rename a college and a road in Srinagar after the name of two prominent Kashmiri Pandits. The step has been taken to provide the honour to the community that was thrown out of the Valley 30 years ago.
As per reports, Srinagar district administration has forwarded names of Padma Shri awardee play writer Late Moti Lal Keemu and Kashmiri poet, Late Zinda Koul for christening a college and a road, respectively.

A road will be renamed after Late Zinda Koul, a Kashmiri poet and writer fondly known as ‘Masterji’.

Also, the administration has recommended rechristening of Women College Srinagar and BHSS Jawahar Nagar before the name of renowned academicians, Late Prof Riyaz Punjabi and Late Prof Hamidi Kashmiri, respectively.

It is pertinent to mention that last month the Union Territory Government had announced to name school, colleges, roads and buildings after unsung heroes, martyred Army, Police and CRPF personnel.

This step of christening a college and road before the names of two prominent Kashmiri Pandits assumes to be important because of the forced migration of the community, which was hounded because of their identity and thrown out of their homes in the Valley with the eruption of Pakistan sponsored militancy here three decades ago.

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