Residents for change in coaching centre timings
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Feb 13: The residents and the Masjid Intizimaayas of Barzulla –Parray Pora belt, a hub of coaching centres in the south City suburb have expressed serious concern over early morning tuitions in the area saying that the timings weren’t feasible for the girl students.
The residents said the girl students could be seen walking towards the coaching centres on the Airport road in the wee hours.
“Every morning when I leave my home for Fajr prayers, I see girl students, all alone, heading to attend coaching classes. Given the prevailing circumstances, the timings aren’t feasible for the female folk,” said a local, Dr Muzaffar.
Many like him suggested the coaching centres should delay the classes by an hour in the mornings.
The issue has raised such a concern that just yesterday, the Imam at Masjid Munawar in the area discussed the issue during his Friday sermon.
“We appeal the people in general and parents in particular to take the note of the issue before it becomes a problem,” the Imam said.
Many say the only solution was the delay in the coaching timings.
“We could say that parents or some Mehram accompanies the girls in the wee hours but then that too isn’t feasible due to lack of public security. So why to take risk?” argues Sajid Rafiqui, a businessman.
Referring to the Shopian double rape and murder, some members of a Masjid Intizaamiya said: “We don’t want to any Shopian like tragedy to revisit the Valley.”
“Prevention is better than cure,” said a member of the Intizaamiya committee, Masjid Ibrahim, on the Airport road.
Pertinently, a few weeks ago, prominent scholar Mufti Nazir Ahmed Qasmi in his special sermon at the Masjid had sought discipline at coaching centres.
The Mufti had strictly discouraged co-education at coaching centres and appealed the female wards to observe Hijab while out of their homes.
He had asked the Mohallas to raise various committees comprising young, old and even women to act as conscience keepers and to avoid social evils.
Pertinently, there are scores of coaching centres, mostly catering to class 11th and 12th students on the Airport road stretch.
“Every morning when I leave my home for Fajr prayers, I see girl students, all alone, heading towards coaching classes. Given the prevailing circumstances, the timings aren’t feasible for the female folk”
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