The Entrepreneur Development Institute or EDI building in Srinagar resembles an attacked combat area a day after a 58-hour encounter. Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, who had squatted there, were killed by the armed force yesterday.
The zone is still not safe. The mopping up operation, which is still on, is a moderate procedure through which fighters guarantee that there are no unexploded weapons lying around or no explosive traps have been set up by terrorists.
This is actually, the second time in last eight months that the complex has been targetted. In February, the administrative building of EDI was site of major three-day weapon fight.
It will take months, conceivably over a year, for the building to be restored. This spells terrible news for a huge number of youthful entrepreneurs who were being prepared here.
"This year, our objective was 6,000 applicants and we should give monetary help to around 4, 000," said Ishfaq Ahmad Mir, in control exposure at EDI. "Be that as it may, there was an experience in February, then distress of more than three months and now this assault. It is exceptionally deplorable and harming, we won't be capable contend our objective."
Other than preparing in various fields, the EDI gives delicate credits to new companies. Ajaz Ahmad Kachroo, who was prepared here, is an example of overcoming adversity.
In the wake of finishing his MBA, Mr Kachroo came here and got money related support to begin his business in clinic supplies. Today, he has a turnover of more than Rs. 1 crore a year.
"I was sobbing before my TV when I saw building being beat upon," he said. "When I saw the siege and bits of paper rippling from the windows, I thought about the youngsters who have saved their venture reports to begin as I did 6 years prior."