Lashes on government for not opening the fire service stations at tehsil level in Doda and Kishtwar
KISHTWAR, APRIL 20: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Vice President and MLA Inderwal, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori has expressed regret and serious concern after being informed about the unfortunate fire incident which took place today at Bhatyas area of sub-division Gandoh in which property worth crores of rupees, including the 2 dozens shops and eight houses were completely gutted.
Saroori expressed concern over the non-preparedness of the government to meet emergent situations in the far flung areas. He said that the government must come out with contingency plan so that no more property is lost in these districts.
Sounding serious concern over such repeated incidents in the area, Saroori has urged the District administration Doda to urgently commence enquiry in this tragic incident and put the culprits behind the bars. He assured every possible help to the victims and assured the general public that a thorough probe will be conducted to know the exact cause of fire and directed the district administration to carry out relief and rehabilitation measures for the fire incidents.
Saroori also lambasted on the government for not opening the well equipped fire service stations at tehsil level in hilly districts of Doda and Kishtwar. He said government is not paying any heed to the general public demands for opening new fire service station which will cater the need of the people in the area. Being a remote and far flung area, people suffer due to sudden break out of fire or man-made follies. He said that in recent year major incidents like in Gandoh, Malikpura, Bhatyas, Thathri, Keshwan, Chatroo, Bunjwah, Warwan, Marwah, Dachhan, Padder, Nagsini, Drabshala, Chingam and other parts of the districts have raised a question mark on preparedness of Fire Service Department and Government in tackling the increasing fire incidents in Kishtwar and Doda districts.
Being a concern MLA, Saroori also met Minister for Revenue and Rehabilitation, Abdul Rehman Veeri in the secretariat and asked him to ensure ample and immediate relief measures. He has also wrote a letter to Chief Minister Jammu and Kashmir who is in Srinagar these days and demanded proper and timely compensation, relief for the affected families, Saroori said that the government instead of issuing press statement showing sorrow with the victims of Bhatyas fire incident, should immediate release Rs. 10 lakhs each in favour of the victims as compensation so that they could not face any problem in the prevailing situation.