‘Delay in Govt help killed Manzoor’
Varmul, JAN 20: The family of Manzoor Ahmad Bhat of Drangbal Varmul has accused the government of delaying the much needed financial help for his treatment, which resulted in the youth’s death.
Manzoor was disabled after being injured in police firing on June 19, 2009.
The family was desperate to seek financial assistance from the government as they live below the poverty line and could not bear the huge expenses on Manzoor’s treatment.
Deputy Commissioner Varmul, Lateef-u-Zaman Deva, in his letter No. DCB/R/385 Dated 3-11-09 to Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Khursheed Ahmad Ganaie, had sought immediate financial help of Rs 1 lakh for the youth’s treatment and compassionate appointment for his wife.
But the help never came.
The family still remembers Manzoor’s words: “I don’t want to become burden on my family. I want to die.”
Senior Peoples Democratic Party leader and MLA Varmul, Muzaffar Hussain Beig has condemned the ‘apathy’ of state Government.
In a statement, Beig said the Government has responded in a most atrocious manner to the medical requirements of the young bread earner of a family which has now being rendered destitute.
Beig said it was inhuman for the state Government not to have responded to the repeated requests of the district administration for ex-gratia relief to the victim of police firing. He said for the past seven months the family had been requesting the Government for medical assistance and ex-gratia assistance for Manzoor Ahmad.
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