Baramulla: A year has passed since 50 shops and other structures were damaged in a fire incident in border town Uri in Baramulla district of north Kashmir but victims have not been compensated yet not received any compensation from the district administration or from other government sides.
General Secretary Traders Federation Uri Abdul Qayoom Chalkoo said that the district administration has failed to provide any compensation to victims despite several assurances.
“After the fire incident, the officers of the district administration visited the spot and assured that victim shopkeepers and other would be given complete compensation for the losses but a year passed traders and shopkeepers are yet to receive any compensation.”
Zafar Iqbal the owner of the Khawaja News Agency Uri whose suffered huge loss in the fire incident said that most of the shops were completely gutted. “The administration had promised the shopkeepers that they would impress upon the bank authorities to waive off interest to the fire victims but nothing of that sort materialized,” Iqbal said.