At least 10 residential houses were gutted in Downtown area of Srinagar on Sunday
Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) chairman and patron Dar-ul-KhairMirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday expressed grief over the great damage caused to many residential houses in the deadly blaze at Pandaan, Nowhatta in downtown Srinagar.
In a statement, Hurriyat chairmanurged people to come forward and donate generously to Darul-Khair, saying it can help in rehabilitation of the affected families.
Hurriyat spokesperson said Mirwaiz visited PandanNowhatta to take the stock of the damage caused to residential houses by the fire. “He expressed solidarity with the affected families and greatly regretted that property worth lac of rupees has got damaged leaving the families homeless,” he said.
Hurriyat chairman assured the affected families that DarulKhair would do as much as possible to rehabilitate them and as soon as possible. Mirwaiz urged the youth and the elderly people in the neighborhood to help the fire affected people in every manner.
Meanwhile, a 20 member delegation from Kishtwar district of Jammu met Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and apprised him about the prevailing situation in Doda, Bhaderwah, and Chenab Valley. “The delegation assured full support to the Mirwaiz stating that people of Chenab valley have always been with the pro-freedom leadership of Kashmir and would continue to remain steadfast in their commitment towards Kashmir’s struggle for right to self-determination,” a spokesperson said.
“The delegation stated that people of Chenab valley are also being subjecting to various forms of atrocities and challenges for their affiliation with the Kashmir’s struggle for freedom,” he said.
“Mirwaiztold the delegation that Kashmir’s political movement for self-determination was not confined to any one region or district, but was about the people of entire people of J&K,” he said.
“It is a mass movement of and for the people of entire Jammu and Kashmir and all people are committed to take it to its rightful end,” Hurriyat chairman said.
Mirwaizlauded the role and contribution of people of Chenab valley towards freedom movement. He said that every segment of society across the state has contributed and offered priceless sacrifices towards the freedom movement and as a result face worst atrocities at the hands of government forces.
However, APHC spokesman strongly condemned the killing of two civilians Muhammad Yousuf Rather and Aqib Rather at the hands of government forces. He said this repression is all set to fail to break the resolve of people of Kashmir and the resistance leadership.