Srinagar: Deputy Mayor Srinagar, Shiekh Mohammad Imran Thursday expressed sympathies with the Kashmiri craftsmen who lost their stalls in a massive fire during an annual exhibition at Hyderabad.
Terming the incident as unfortunate, Imran urged authorities to provide all necessary assistance to the affected shopkeepers.
Imran said dozens of craftsmen from Kashmir had set up stalls at the Hyderabad yearly exhibition.
“Their stock worth crores of rupees has turned as ashes on Wednesday evening. The state government needs to intervene,” he said.
Imran talked to Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Hyderabad and urged them to provide the compensation and free accommodation during their stay in the city, a statement issued here said.
“They have assured traders that the government would extend them all possible help, including accommodation, food to the traders,” he said adding that he urged Telangana Home Minister Mahmood Ali to provide them adequate compensation.
Later Imran talked to few affected traders .
“I talked to few of them, and talked directly to them,” he said adding that it is the moral duty of the J&K Governor to provide assistance to affected.
He said authorities have assured them they will extend the time of the exhibition and next year there will be also free entry for the Kashmiri craftsmen in the annual exhibition.