2005 earthquake anniversary
SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Monday said the exemplary show of unity, dedication, brotherhood, sacrifice and selflessness displayed by the people of Jammu Kashmir after the devastating earthquake of 2005 remains a glowing page of our history.
On 8 October 8 2005, at 8:50 am local time, a magnitude Mw = 7.6 earthquake struck the Himalayan region of northern Pakistan and Kashmir. The earthquake epicentre was located approximately 9 km north northeast of the city of Muzaffarabad, the capital of the Pakistani-administered Kashmir (PaK).
As per reports by Pakistani government, over 100,000 were killed, approximately 38,000 injured and over 3.5 million rendered homeless due to the earthquake which was the strongest in the area during the last hundred years.
A JKLF spokesperson in a statement issued here termed the October 8 as a day of introspection and prayed for safety of people across the world.
Meanwhile, JKLF has expressed shock and grief over the accident at Banihal-Ramban road in which dozens of people lost their lives while many were severely injured.
The spokesperson said that on the instructions of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, a party delegation comprising Moulana Muhammad Yakoob Rabbani and Shams ud din Rahi visited the families of all the deceased and conveyed Malik’s condolence messages to the bereaved families.
A social figure of Banihal Abdul Gani Tantaray also accompanied the delegation which prayed for the heavenly abode of all the deceased and speedy recovery of those injured.
Malik also expressed heartfelt grief over the death of Malik Abdul Majeed of Lal Bazar who after a brief illness breathed his last on Sunday. The deceased was the brother-in-law of senior JKLF leader Javed Ahmad Zargar.
JKLF chief prayed for heavenly abode of the deceased expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.