NC delegation visits avalanche affected families of Khag
Provides relief material
SRINAGAR: On the instructions of party vice president Omar Abdullah, a delegation of National Conference on Monday visited the avalanche affected families in Mynar, Khag. The delegation comprised of Professor Abdul Majeed Mattoo and Omar’s political advisor Tanvir Sadiq.
The delegation met the affected families who have been lodged in Darul Aloom Khag, the statement said adding that in an attempt to help the avalanche hit families, the delegation provided various ration kits and other edible items to the affected families.
“We have specifically come on the instructions of Omar Sahib. In this hour of difficulty, the vice president considered it imperative upon himself to come to the rescue of affected families. The heavy snowfall has led to avalanches in the area, owing to which ten families were shifted and lodged in Darul Uloom khag,” Tanvir Sadiq said, adding, “We have provided ration kits to the ten affected families, comprising of all necessary edibles and other house hold items, which are sufficient for two months.”
He said the families are facing grim times, and the heavy snowfall has escalated humanitarian crisis in the area. “We have marshaled out all available resources to provide succour to the families. I am hopeful that the families facing disarray and trouble will eventually overcome the tough times they are facing. Omar sahib is watchful of the whole unpleasant incident. We have conveyed our support with the affected families,” he said.
Tanvir later toured various locales of the Zadibal constituency where locals apprised him about the predicaments they are facing in the wake of heavy snowfall.
He toured Gazi Doori, Omar Colony, Badamwari, Hawal, and localities of Shahr-e-Khaas, where he interacted with the people.
“People have been left to fend for themselves. There is no accountability on ground. The field staff of SMC is not visible on ground. The by lanes and other interior routes are yet to be cleared of snow. The situation of electricity is no different. The inundated interior roads are revealing the grimy tail of neglect,” he said.
Tanvir while touring the city areas made on spot phone calls to the District commissioner Srinagar and apprised him about the severe water logging at Omar Colony and other areas, the statement said. In response to the phone call, manual staff was immediately rushed to the place to carry out de-watering of the area which has been facing inundation.
Tanvir also visited the fire affected families of the Gilkadal locality to extend his grief over the incident. He made on spot phone call to the Chief Engineer PDD and impressed upon him to restore electricity to the locality, which has been reeling under darkness due to the damage to local power transformer due to the conflagration incident that had engulfed the locality.
Later, Tanvir while addressing workers’ meet in the Zadibal constituency, Tanvir impressed upon them to strengthen the hands of Omar Abdullah “in order to usher in a new era of development in the state and to put up a strong front against the machination of RSS and its proxies in the state”.