Sopore, Nov 30 : The ongoing “Dawaat-e-Tejarat” event organized by Sopore Degree College has been accused of being a fraudulent and fake show designed solely to obtain money from entrepreneurs.
Several entrepreneurs, who were invited to participate in the business festival, have expressed their disappointment and frustration, claiming that they were misled and deceived by the college authorities.
One of the entrepreneur talking to Kashmir Despatch revealed that they were under the impression that this event was a platform to promote local businesses. However, it turned out to be a mere waste of their financial resources, time, and materials. The disheartened enterpruner denounced the college authorities for orchestrating a massive fraud, stating that the organizers only took their money without providing any significant value in return.
Another female entrepreneur shared a similar sentiment, narrating how she and others repeatedly contacted the college authorities prior to the event to confirm its openness to all. Despite receiving affirmative responses, the people even their own customers were denied entry on the day of the festival, leading to financial losses and wasted food. She demanded a refund of their money and urged for strict action against the college authorities for cheating under the guise of promoting business.
These entrepreneurs emphasized that their primary intention in setting up stalls at the business mela was to inspire and support the local community. Regrettably, they found themselves victims of this fraudulent scheme, illustrating the sufferings endured by the people of this town.
Other entrepreneurs who participated in the first day of the show echoed similar grievances. They expressed their disappointment and attempted to meet with the college principal to address their concerns, but alleged that she was absent when they sought an audience with her at 3 PM.
In response to these allegations, Dr. Salma Ahad, the college principal, while talking to Kashmir Despatch dismissed the accusations as baseless and stated that new dates would be announced for rescheduling the festival. However, when questioned about the losses incurred by the entrepreneurs, she abruptly disconnected the call, leaving their demands unanswered.
The allegations raised against Sopore College and its fraudulent business show cast a shadow of doubt on the credibility and integrity of the event.