Dr Andrabi distributes relief cheques among Hazratbal fire victims
Action against the involved for deliberate lapse if any, will definitely warrant stern action:Darakhshan
Post by RK News on Thursday, April 20, 2023
Srinagar, Apr 19: Chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board Dr Darakhshan Andrabi on Wednesday visited Hazratbal where two days ago a massive fire had destroyed shopping establishments and residential houses.
Dr Andrabi took stock of the devastation of the massive fire which had made dozens of families homeless and had also burnt the shopping centre owned by Waqf Board. Dr Andrabi talked to the residents and the business persons who had got effected by the calamity. She was accompanied by Waqf Board Tehsildar cum Magistrate Ishtiyaq Mohiuddin, Imam of Dargah Dr Kamaluddin Farooqi and local police and civil officers from different departments.
Dr Andrabi distributed relief cheques of fifty thousand rupees per family on the spot to the those whose houses had got damaged in the terrible fire. "I don't believe in visiting the people in distress like tourists and consoling them by hollow statements. We came to hold their hand and offer them a kick starting for their rebuilding their nests. Waqf has limited sources but we wanted to offer these distressed people a small amount to begin with", said Dr Andrabi.
She assured all that she will soon submit the request for a suitable compensation to Lieutenant Governor and she was hopeful that adequate help will pour in. In reply to a question about the reasons of the fire, Dr Andrabi said that fast track enquiry will begin soon and if any deliberate lapse was found, stern action will be taken.