Govt pays inadequately to displaced families: Mirwaiz
Syed Mirak Shah Road widening row
Srinagar, May 2: The chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq on Wednesday alleged that the government was not paying adequate compensation to the people whose houses and shops were removed for widening of Syed Mirak Shah Road in Khanyar, Nawpora and Rainawari areas.
Expressing serious concern and resentment over the ‘inadequate’ compensation paid to the displaced families and shopkeepers, Mirwaiz, in a statement today said: “We are not against the development and road widening but the affected families should be paid adequately according to market rate of land and property. And there should not be any forcible eviction.”
Meanwhile, Mirwaiz has also reacted to the government proposed shifting of Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) to Nowgam and construction Tehzeeb Mehal, terming these steps as part of “flawed planning”.
“The shifting of TRC to Nowgam will badly affect the livelihood of thousands of people associated with the tourist and transport industry in the Srinagar City. This step is tantamount to snatching the grace and charm of Srinagar city,” said Mirwaiz, adding that the construction of Tehzeeb Mehal will promote moral waywardness in the society.
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