SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Friday asked the state administration to immediately rehabilitate the families whose houses were gutted in a fire on Thursday.
“The state administration must take immediate steps to provide relief material to the victims of the fire incident and rehabilitate them at the earliest,” Mirwaiz said, adding that the victims should not be made to suffer in the winter.
Eight houses were gutted and several structures damaged in the devastating fire in old Srinagar’s Pather Masjid-Zaina Kadal locality.
Expressing sympathy and solidarity with the affected families, Mirwaiz said: “Property worth crores of rupees was lost in these fire incidents. The homes have become debris, forcing the people to live under the open sky.”
“It took hours for the Fire and Emergency Services to control the fire, as the nearest fire services’ station had been shifted to a different location recently.”