Senior CPI (m) leader and former MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Friday said that the unprecedented lockdown across Jammu and Kashmir along with other parts of the country in view of COVID-19 threat has rendered thousands of J&K residents, including students and laborers, stranded away from their respective homes.
Tarigami said a number of J&K residents are stranded in different parts of the country. These stranded people include students, workers in small trading activities and their families, who are helplessly waiting at different locations for some mode of transportation to reach their homes.
“The administration must make a database of those, who are stranded outside J&K and take up the matter with the respective state governments so that food, shelter, medicines and other necessary items could be provided to those, who are in desperate need,” he said.
“Though it is not possible to evacuate those who are stranded at the moment due to the unprecedented situation, the bare minimum J&K administration could do is to reach out to the needy through respective governments of other states, where they are stranded,” said Tarigami in a statement.