Geelani criticises meagre sum offered to people

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday criticised government for giving meagre relief to the flood-hit victims of Kashmir.
In a statement Geelani while distributing relief cheques said that authorities are deceiving people. He said by announcing Rs 3800 for repairing of houses authorities are mocking people. “It is ridiculous. I feel sad for the people who have been given such a meagre amount,”
Geelani said, “The state collects millions from tax payers of Kashmir but gives meagre sum in compensation. Administration is duty bound to come to the rescue of common people as they pay taxes from their pockets.”
Continuing with their relief work Geelani presented Rs 10,000 cheque and a relief kit to each of the 50 flood-affected families. Speaking on the occasion he said, “We feel for the affected families and share their sorrows.”
Geelani said upto now they have distributed Rs 45 lakh and 5 thousand quintals of rice among the 450 deserving families.
“Despite all odds and impediments relief and rehabilitation mission is being carried forward,” said the Hurriyat chairman.
“Srinagar was a business hub but recent floods has turned it into a ghost city. It has lost its glory, grace and splendour. Even after two months Srinagar is still grim and gloomy,” said Geelani.
Ridiculing the pro India parties Geelani said, “There is no difference between National Conference, Congress, PDP, and Peoples Conference and irrespective of their origin and affiliations all these parties are responsible in strengthening the Indian occupation.”
Appealing people to boycott the elections he said that all pro India parties are talking people for ride.