SMC all set to pass resolution: Srinagar’s two busiest roads to be named after Shujaat Bukhari, Mushir-ul-Haq
Srinagar, Mar 4:
Come summer, Srinagar’s two busiest roads will be named after prominent
personalities slain by suspected militants.
If all goes
according to Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) plans, Regal Chowk to Amira
Kadal Bridge will be named after slain Rising Kashmir founder Shujaat Bukhari.
Kashmir University (KU) to Lal Bazar road will be named after slain
vice-chancellor Professor Mushir-ul-Haq.
assassinated along with his guards at Press Enclave in Partap Park on July 14,
2018. Prof Mushir-ul-Haq was killed after he was abducted by suspected
militants in the nineties.
a resolution for voting in the General Council of SMC to name/rename following
prominent roads/chowks in Srinagar. Name road from Regal Chowk to Amira Kadal
Bridge as `Shujaat Bukhari Road’. Name road from Hazratbal Chowk to
Sadrabal/Lal Bazar as `Mushir-ul-Haq Road’,” tweeted Junaid Azim Mattu, SMC
Mattu said he
would be moving the resolution in the forthcoming SMC general council session
for rechristening two roads. “I will propose both resolutions for voting
as per the J&K MC Act 2000. More previously unnamed roads and prominent
crossing will be named after historical figures who have contributed vastly to
the city and our society at large,” he said.
Speaking to The
Kashmir Monitor, Deputy Mayor, SMC, Parvaiz Qadri said the general council is
scheduled to meet on March 9.
“If our Mayor has
made any such proposal, it has to be passed in the general council. After the
resolution is passed, the final concurrence will be given by the Housing and
Urban Department”, he said
of Article 370, the central government has changed the names of many places in
the Union Territory. Kashmir’s water supply department had been renamed as Jal
Shakti department. Chenani-Nashri Tunnel has been renamed after Shyama Prasad
Mookerjee, founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh which later became BJP.
The renaming of
the streets drew mixed reactions from the people with most of them suggesting
names for other streets. “Thousands of pandits got killed in Srinagar. Let’s
rename some of our Srinagar roads in their memory. The future generations may
never forget the part of history where Muslims and Pandits lived peacefully,”
tweeted Asma Malik.