Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir liberation Front (JKLF) and Hurriyat Conference (M) Monday expressed grief over the loss of lives due to devastating earthquake in Nepal.
More than 2200 people died as an earthquake of 7.9 magnitude hit the Nepal and many places in the Himalyan region on Saturday.
In a statement, JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik said that said it is the duty of everyone to help the affected people in Nepal and other areas.
He also expresses sympathy with bereaved families who lost their dear ones in a storm in Peshawar Pakistan on Sunday. “Kashmiris have been helping people affected due to natural calamities. The support to people of Gujarat, Latoor Maharashtra, Azad Kashmir and other areas during natural calamities is a glaring example of how Kashmiris help people in need,” he added.
“But recent floods have devastated people of Kashmir and we as a nation are still trying hard to come out of the aftermath of that flood. As a result we are not able to help Nepali brothers monetarily and by other means,” he said.
Malik appealed international community to help Nepal in this hour of grief and need.
Hurriyat Conference (M) also expressed grief over the loss of lives in the earthquake.
A party spokesman said that in a meeting chaired by chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the members extended their sympathy and solidarity with the affected families.
“Concern was also expressed in the meeting about those people from Jammu and Kashmir who are in Nepal and have been affected in the earthquake.”
He said that the participants express their grief and sorrow over the loss of life and property due to torrential rains and gusty winds in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakthunwala province and expressed solidarity with the affected people.