Ongoing relief distribution in disarray: Bar

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association Tuesday alleged that the ongoing relief distribution was in disarray even as it created ‘Flood Relief Fund’ and urged all lawyers to contribute generously.
According to the spokesperson Advocate Arshid Andrabi, the lawyers’ body has also decided to form a ‘Relief Coordination Committee’.
The decisions were taken in an extra ordinary meeting of the Executive Committee of the Association where the grave situation arising out of devastating floods was discussed, Andrabi said.
The President of the Bar Association advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom has expressed solidarity with the people and victims of the flood, he said.
“All the Bar members will take all possible steps to help the people affected with the fury of the floods,” the spokesman said while quoting the President.
“Since the Relief work undertaken at present is in disarray, all people concerned with relief work are requested to work in coordination with each other in distribution of relief and aid to affected people under one banner.”
Lawyer community all across the state, he said, is requested to come forward and associate themselves with relief work and ensure that relief and supplies reach the needy and deserving people in time.
“The Association has on its part decided to form a ‘Relief Coordination Committee’ and wherever the members of (lawyers’ body) are available, they are urged to play an active role in help in coordination and streamlining the aid and assistance work to the flood victims.”
The lawyers, he said, will remain in touch with the Srinagar Bar Association on the mobile numbers: 9419006975; 9797265655; 9419401118 and 9419075306.
“The Association also created a “Flood Relief Fund” in which lawyers of state are requested to contribute generously. They are requested to contact the Treasurer of the Bar in this behalf.”
All the District and Muffassil Bar Associations, he said, are also requested to become active and take up the coordination work at their levels and create ‘Flood Relief Fund’ and maintain liaison with
Srinagar Bar so that relief is distributed in affected areas promptly.

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