Pulwama: People of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday donated more than seven lakh rupees for the construction of two houses at Wagum village which were damaged (one fully and one partially) in a gunfight between government forces and militants on Saturday.
The residential houses belong to two brothers – Bashir Ahmad Bhat and Mohammad Yousuf Bhat sons of Abdul Majeed Bhat. Yousuf is a special police officer (SPO).
Soon after the encounter was called off, the youth across the village asked people to help the house owners. They used loudspeakers for the appeal.
“More than seven lakh rupees were collected on the very first day,” Ayaz Ahmad, a local told Kashmir Reader adding that Bar Association Pulwama donated one lakh rupees.
The youth said they would continue raising funds for victims and that they are yet to approach many “well wishers”.