Provide immediate relief, shelter to landslide-hit families: Javed Beigh

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Srinagar

Jammu Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) leader and former legislator Javed Hassan Beigh on Saturday urged the J&K government to provide immediate relief to the families who have suffered damages due to incessant rains in various areas of Baramulla district.

“Several houses have suffered huge damages in Lateefabad Galibal and similarly people are suffering in Katianwali, Kawahar, Masjid Angan, Walraman, Shumlern, Rajpora, Sherpora due to landslides and sinking houses,” the JKAP leader said, while demanding immediate shifting of the families in these areas to some safer places for food and shelter in these pressing circumstances.

Beigh urged the district administration Baramulla to act swiftly and provide immediate relief including food and shelter to those whose homes are completely damaged. “Other families whose houses are about to sink be also shifted to safer places,” he appealed the deputy commissioner Baramulla.

The JKAP leader observed that fear has gripped Kandi Belt of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district after landslides hit the area last night, hitting many residential houses and damaging scores of others. Beigh said that landslides have also caused losses to orchardists whose land came under their impact.

“I am told that the vast chunk of land including orchards and farmland is drifting in many areas of Kandi Belt also,” he said while demanding immediate government action in light of the social distancing measures warranted by COVID-19 guidelines.

Beigh also demanded free distribution of ration, medicine and other essential commodities to below poverty line families including those hit by the landslides in district Baramulla. “The administration should immediately identify proper shelters and facilitate shifting and accommodating of the rain-affected families while strictly following the social distancing advisories issued by the health department,” the JKAP leader demanded further, while expressing solidarity with the rain-affected families and assuring them all possible help from his side.

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