Degree College Shopian renamed after slain soldier

Thokar, a local paramilitary soldier was killed in a gunfight with militants in north Kashmir's Sopore area in 2010.
Degree College Shopian renamed after slain soldier

Shopian, Sep 16: The administration Thursday rechristened the Government Degree College Shopian after a local army soldier who was killed in 2010.

An official said that the college had been renamed Imtiyaz Ahmad Thokar Memorial, Government Model Degree College Shopian. Thokar, a local paramilitary soldier was killed in a gunfight with militants in north Kashmir's Sopore area in 2010.

According to the official, the college was renamed during a function, which besides the college and civil administration was attended by the family members of the slain soldier.

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