Congress leaders express grief over Kahara road accident


Indian National Congress leaders on Thursday expressed extreme grief and sorrow over the loss of innocent lives on Thathri-Kahara road accident on Thursday.

In a joint statement by Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Vice President JKPCC Ghulam Mohammad Saroori, General Secretary Abdul Majid Wani, MLC Naresh Kumar Gupta, Executive member Mohammed Sharief Niaz and others have expressed grief over the loss of lives in a tragic road accident in Kahara area of sub-division Thathri.

In their condolence message, Congress leaders have conveyed their sympathy to the bereaved families. They expressed deep concern and dismay over the recurring loss of lives from sustained road accidents in Chenab Valley. In this context, Congress leaders recalled the important discussions held in Assembly, in various meetings and house committee recommendations that need to be implemented on the ground but unfortunately the reports and recommendations submitted by me before the government is gathering dust.

The repeated road accidents in Doda, Kistwar, Ramban, and Udhampur districts, Congress leaders said, must be a grave concern for the state government. “It is a situation which demands immediate measures and attention of all of us especially the officers of transport, traffic police and Border Roads Organisation to put forward their departmental specific assignment of the causes responsible for causing accidents in these hilly districts,” they added.

The Congress leaders hoped that the officers of various departments shall urgently enforce the strictest possible measures to reduce the incidence of tragic accidents. They assured all possible assistance to the kin of the deceased and have also appealed to Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir to immediately release Rs. 5 lakhs ex-gratia relief in favour of next kins of the deceased.


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