Seeks compensation for Rubeena Bano, who died due to negligence of NHPC officials
Expresses concerns of citizens to NHPC management at Gengal
Uri 27 July: Urging NHPC not to play with the lives of people around water storage sites, AIP President Er. Rasheed has sought enquiry into the incident in which an 18 years old girl Rubeena Bano D/o: Anwar Shah Resident of Dachi drowned and lost her life near the outlet of Salamabad Dam. During his day long visit in various hamlets of Uri including Dachi, Basgran, Gengal and other places Er. Rasheed interacted with various deputations and listened to public grievances. Later AIP delegation including Mir Khurshed, Haji Muneer, Tanveer Chalkoo, Imran Budoo, Mohd. Maqbool Sofi, Javid Ahmad Mir and Ab. Qudoos visited the house of Rubeena Bano at Dachi to offer the condolence to her family. Addressing a condolence gathering on the occasion Er. Rasheed accused NHPC of failing to fulfill its legal and moral duties. Er. Rasheed was told that the arrogance of NHPC is touching all time high and they have no respect for rights and lives of people living around dam sites and other strategic places. Asking NHPC to mend its behavior, Er. Rashed said “Rubeena is not the only one who lost her life due to negligence of NHPC, but so for around a dozen human lives have been lost just for the reason that NHPC is not interested even in taking preventive measures to stop mishaps. It is unfortunate that the authorities have stopped using sirens to aware masses when gates of dams are open to allow bulk quantities of surplus water to flow into Jehlum and Rubeena’s death occurred only for the reason that no siren was used till she was trapped by the flashy surplus waters”. Er. Rasheed further expressed his displeasure towards NHPC for the reason that the organization has broken all its promises, agreements and assurances made with the people of Uri from time to time over different issues. He asked NHPC to come out with the facts about its contributions made in Uri on account of corporate social responsibility. Later Er. Rasheed visited Chief General Manager NHPC at Gengal and apprised him of the concerns of local inhabitants and sought immediate compensation for the family of Rubeena Jan. Later Er. Rasheed attended an impressive function organized by Kabali productions to honor various youth for their excellence performance in various fields at Zabarwan Park Srinagar. Er. Rasheed on the occasion while presenting award to Nahida Manzoor, the first young lady from J&K for conquering Mount Everest said that Kashmiris don’t lack the talent and the youth who are being honored in the function have performed so brilliantly despite all odds. Er. Rasheed while congratulating those who were awarded said that Kashmiri youth have always proved their worth and talent and expressed the hope that they will continue to perform in every field of life against all odds.