Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today in a statement demanded setting up of an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kashmir.
President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan said that establishing IIT only in Jammu and not in Kashmir is discriminatory decision and will cause regional imbalance.
The lopsided decision is step motherly treatment towards Kashmir province and against the promises of equitable development of both regions of state.
The decision has battered the interests of youth in valley and deprived them of advanced technology.
Youth of valley have a sense of neglect as they have been denied institute of higher excellence.
Valley has potential to produce young and talented technocrats which will boost its industrial development.
IIT will generate employment avenues and open doors for youth to rest of the world.
IIT will provide placement opportunities of our students in multinational companies which will augment economic empowerment of valley.
IIT in Kashmir is direly needed as most of the year our valley remains cut off from rest parts of country making other institutions inaccessible to our students.
DAK expresses hope that IIT will be announced soon for Kashmir so that both regions are part of development of new dispensation
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