In the wake of incessant rains in Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman and head of Dar-ul-Khair Dr Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq convened an emergency meeting of Dar-ul-Khair members, workers and activists to take stock of the flood like situation emerging in Kashmir.
“During the meeting, Mirwaiz instructed Dar-ul-Khair members, workers, volunteers and youth to be ready to meet any eventuality in the wake of high water levels being witnessed in the rivers and streams of Kashmir,” a statement issued by the amalgam said.
“The participants in the meeting stated that due to heavy rain once again September 2014 like flood situation seems to be emerging in Kashmir due to which people are worried and suffering from fear psychosis. Mirwaiz instructed activists and workers to individually visit the flood affected areas and increase their contacts with the people so that they alert us at the times of any emergency or as and when need arises,” the statement said.
Mirwaiz appealed the aid agencies, volunteers and NGO’s not to wait for the government institutions for help and instead exhibit self-help initiatives to tackle with the flood situation. Mirwaiz also appealed to the people to maintain calm and show unity as they demonstrated during the September floods, and be ready to help each other so that together we can make it through these difficult times.
Terming the inundation of Hamdania colony Bemina due to floods waters as unfortunate, Mirwaiz asked the Government to take preemptive and concrete steps to prevent such occurances elsewhere, the statement said.
“Even as the last year flood victims are still waiting for their relief and rehabilitation, Mirwaiz said the government should take lessons from the past mistakes and take steps in advance to deal with any situation arising out of the flood situation currently prevailing in the valley.”
The statement said that while expressing grief and regret over the house collapses and killing of seven persons in central district of Budgam, Mirwaiz expressed his sympathy and solidarity with the families of deceased.
“In view of the flood situation, Mirwaiz asked Kashmiris to pray to Almighty Allah and seek forgiveness to extricate ourselves from these difficult times. He said on the coming Friday on 03 April, 2015, a special prayer session would be held at historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar seeking his forgiveness and bounty.”