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Presentation Convent School running ‘illegal’ commercial activities on land leased to it for education purpose, alleges Raj Bagh Corporator

Srinagar: Congress Corporator from Raj Bagh area of Srinagar city has alleged that Presentation Convent School located in Raj Bagh is using the land leased to it for education purpose for running a poultry farm. The Corporator Shaheena Bhat has sought intervention from the government.

Confirming to news agency Kashmir News Trust that she has written to the Government and sought intervention into the matter. She said prime location was given to the Presentation Convent School for education purpose while government exchequer is at loss as peanuts is paid by the school to the government and they are running illegal commercial activities.

Corporator Shaheena Bhat alleged that few officials of Revenue Department are hand in glove with the school management to loot government exchequer.

She claimed that a poultry farm has been running on the school land that had been given on lease solely for education purpose.

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She has asked District Development Commissioner Srinagar to intervene into the matter in the public interest otherwise she will be left with no option but to come on the road being the public representative of the area. “I can’t see this loot and violation of public property,” she added.

“If this is what an education institution does then God be with our children and people. It’s also reported that Presentation Convent boasts connections with top officials,” she said.

Corporator Shaheena Bhat said she has sent communiques to the Home Minister, LG, Chief Secretary, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and Deputy Commissioner Srinagar in this regard.

Pertinently, Shaheena Bhat is the Corporator from Ward 7 of Raj Bagh Srinagar. (KNT)

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Later in the evening Presentation Convent School issued a statement which we are reproducing here verbatim

“Disclaimer

For the information of Public

It is very unfortunate that some people with ulterior motives are trying to put the School’s name in bad light by propogating false and frivilous information against the School for mere sensationalism or publicity. A concocted story is being propogated about the School running a poultry farm on School land. This allegation is baseless and without merit. Moreover, the person levelling such allegations has never visited the School and their credentials remain doubtful. The appropriate authorities have already verified the actual situation on ground.

Presentation Convent School’s main aim remains to be quality education for girls in the Kashmir valley and we have and will always strive for the same.

This is for the information of all that no poultry farm is running in the School premises and any facts being propogated on social/print/electronic media are false and baseless. This is being done for some ulterior motives, which are sinister and beyond comprehension.

Legal action will be ensued against all such derogatory statements against the School wherein the School’s reputation is put at stake.

We wish all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.”

Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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