NC expresses grief over Chattabal fire incident


Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Friday expressed grief over the damage to properties due to a massive fire that engulfed half a dozen houses in Chattabal area of Srinagar.

Expressing grief on the fire that left many families homeless, Central Secretary and ex MLA Batamaloo Irfan Shah said, “The incumbent administration should take immediate steps to ensure that the affected families do not face any hardship in the coming winter days. Necessary arrangements should be put in place for them until new structures come up.”

He implored upon the administration to compensate the families at an earliest. “The massive fire incident at Chattabal Srinagar has deprived the affected of all they have got. The need of the hour is to compensate the material loss adequately so that the distressed families rise again.”

Irfan said that the thickly inhabited areas of Srinagar are prone to such fire incidents and what worsens the situation is the very bleak presence of fire service’s installations in many areas. “Government should rise up to the occasion and upgrade the fire services department to meet the demand of fire extinguishing in the city interiors and everywhere else.”

Meanwhile, party general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar asked the administration to make necessary arrangements on the occasion of the chahalum observance of the martyrs of Karbala.

He implored upon the administration to make available all the necessary facilities during remembrance functions and professions related to the day.

He asked the administration to make sure that the devotees don’t face any problem during the observance.


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