Hurriyat chairman (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday visited the Budgair Aali Kadal area of downtown where a deadly blaze left dozens of residential houses badly damaged.
Expressing shock and grief over the damage of worth crores of rupees caused by the blaze, Mirwaiz stressed on the immediate rehabilitation of all the fire victims.
Mirwaiz expressed his sympathy with the affected families and assured them all the possible help through Daarul Khair institution.
Speaking on the occasion, Mirwaiz said natural calamities can’t be prevented and that we should remain steadfast on such occasions and tie our hope with Almighty Allah. He urged well-off families of Kashmir especially downtown to come forward and to help the fire victims of Aali Kadal.
Many residents complained to Mirwaiz that the area housed a full-fledged fire station since past many decades but the same was shifted without any justification by the government and the vast area is without an emergency fire station now which poses a big threat to entire area which has congested residential structures. The locals also told Mirwaiz that the Government’s all the claims of decongesting the area and widening the road have proved to be hollow.
Mirwaiz also visited the residence of Moulana Masroor Abbas Ansari who recently returned from New Delhi after undergoing a sensitive liver transplant surgery. Mirwaiz inquired about the well being of Masroor Abbas and wished him a speedy recovery.
Meanwhile, APHC paid glorious tributes to frontline freedom fighter Shaheed Ashfaq Majeed Wani on his 28th martyrdom anniversary stating that Wani was a braveheart, educated and a committed person who spent his entire life for the great and sacred cause of Kashmir’s freedom despite facing tough situations. The APHC said that Wani remained steadfast and didn’t compromise on his principles.
The Hurriyat in a statement said, “hundreds and thousands of people have sacrificed their lives for a great cause and its the primary responsibility of people and Leadership to safeguard and to take the mission of martyrs forward.”