TUF FOR RELIEF TO AFFECTED NOMADS
Jammu, Aug 14: Voicing concern over the huge losses suffered by nomad families due to heavy rains that lashed Jammu for two days, Jammu Kashmir Tribal United Forum (TUF) leaders today urged the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah to immediately constitute a high level committee to make an assessment of the losses.
While demanding adequate compensation and relief for the affected nomadic families, the Forum state chief, Roshan Din Choudhary said so far no minister/legislator or senior officer had been deputed by the government to take stock of the situation in the areas where nomads were dwelling in Kullas or putting up in open air with the cattle and belongings, which was most unfortunate.
He said the State Government should remain prepared for such natural eventualities and disasters and initiate immediate rehabilitation of the dislodged families.
In a statement, the Forum general secretary, Dr. Zabeer Ahmed Bajjar disclosed that a team of TUF, comprising Advocate M I Khan, Shah Muhammad, Tanwir Ahmed, Advocate Pervaiz Choudhary, Advocate Tanzir Khatana and Advocate Zaffer Choudhary, under the supervision of Roshan Choudhary, today visited few places like Satwari, Bilol in Simbal and Kalali, R.S.Pura and conducted an approximate survey of the losses of nomads. “In Satwari six Kullas were badly damaged with huge loss of belongings of nomads. In Bilol, Simbal 30-40 Kullas along with the households items were completely damaged or submerged due to heavy rains. However, in Kalali, R S Pura, maximum loss occurred in which 15 Kullas and 21 buffaloes of the Tribals were washed away,” they said after visiting the areas.
Dr. Bajjar appealed to the government to provide immediate relief to these nomads.
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