MLA Sonawar Constituency Mohammad Yasin Shah on Sunday faced tough time when hundreds of people at Karpora, Kral Sangri area of Srinagar forced him to leave the area without allowing him to express grief to families whose residential houses gutted in fire on Saturday evening.
Pertinently, five houses at Karpora and two houses at Brain Nishat were gutted on Saturday. Hundreds of people came on roads and raised anti-MLA and anti-government slogans. People were demanding immediate installation of Fire Emergency Station in the area. “From last five years, we have been requesting the government particularly the MLA to set up a Fire Station in the area but our demand proved to be a far cry,” said the protesting people.
Eyewitnesses said that National Conference leader, Mohammad Yasin Shah visited the area during the morning hours of Sunday. Hundreds of people confronted him and he was forced to leave the area. Reports said that people raised slogans against him and alleged that Shah could be seen on the roads of Sonawar Constituency during his election campaign only.
When contacted, Mohammad Yasin Shah he said that people have resentment, as the government did not fulfill their demands. “They demanded the establishment of Fire Station and were angry. People should understand that it needs time to get a demand fulfilled,” he said.