Provide Employment to Udhampur Petrol Bomb Victims: NC



National Conference Wednesday demanded a rehabilitation package for the victims of Udhampur truck attack in which two youth hailing from Urnhall and Batengoo Bijbehara were attacked with petrol bombs by a frenzy mob.

“Considering the challenging economic situation before the two youth and their families, we request the government to provide the injured and now handicapped youth with decent employment opportunity. Rather than rhetoric statements of condemnation, the government must do something concrete and substantial for the victims. Providing them with employment will at least help them in restarting their shattered lives,” the statement said.

 On the instructions of working President National Conference Omar Abdullah, a delegation of senior NC leaders and legislators including MLC and Central Zone President Ali Mohammad Dar, South Zone President Sakina Itoo, South Zone Vice President and MLA Pahalgam Altaf Ahmad Kaloo, District President Kulgam and MLA Homshalibugh Ab Majeed Bhat, MLC Bashir Ahmad Veeri, District President Islamabad Syed Shafi, Constituency Incharge Islamabad Iftkahar Misger visited the families of two victims at Urnhall and Batengoo today to express solidarity with the injured youth,” a party statement said.

“The two innocent drivers became victims of a political conspiracy. The petrol bomb attack on the truckers was pre planned and was aimed at killing the duo. Till date government has failed to reinstate a sense of security among truck drivers from Kashmir which can only be achieved if the government imposes PSA on the identified attackers. Considering the situation along Kashmir and Jammu Highway, this measure therefore becomes imperative,” said MLA Ab Majeed Bhat.

“Besides offering logistical and other necessary support to the victims, the legislators pledged to contribute an amount of Rs one lakh each to the victims from their salaries. Later the delegation interacted with a large section of people who appreciated the stand taken by NC and apprised them of the problems being faced by the two youth. The delegation promised them all adequate help,” the statement added.


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