Don't play politics over Kashmir floods, address people's problems

Don't play politics over Kashmir floods, address people's problems

Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani has advised the mainnstream politicians of the state to desist from ‘playing politics’ over the disaster which unfolded in the form of floods in Kashmir and instead address their problems immediately.
Geelani was taking appraisal of the relief work while Peer Saifullah Chairman Central Relief Committee presented a detailed report of the work done so far on Thursday, read a Hurriyat (G) statement issued here.
The spokesperson in a statement said that after dispatching today’s relief teams, Geelani in his address to the activists and officials of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat said helping people is our religious duty and it is also our duty to reach every affected person of the state.
He further said the entire population of the state particularly people of the Valley are facing huge difficulties and we should not forget the social service part of our Islamic teachings. “The recent floods have snatched everything from the people and government has completely failed in providing relief and help to the affected people and they are trying to divert the attention of the people by offering them lollypops in place of relief and compensation,” Geelani said adding the entire world knows that the destructive floods have destroyed everything in Jammu & Kashmir and in this situation, announcement of a few thousand rupees as compensation is a cruel joke with these people.
Geelani said the state government is bound to provide adequate relief and compensation to the people in a very short time so that they could rebuild their houses before winter. Hurriyat (G) chairman however said that instead of addressing the difficulties of the people, government is more concerned with the elections and has buried the human rights into the recent flood that is why the affected people are still waiting for the relief and compensation from the government.
Geelani said the ‘indifference and unconsciousness’ of the government towards the Kashmiri people is very sorrowful. He advised the politicians to stay away from playing politics over the disaster in the form of floods in Kashmir and instead address their problems immediately. Meanwhile a team lead by Deputy-chairman Central Relief Committee Altaf Ahmad Shah which also comprises of Syed Imtiyaz Hyder, Abdul Majeed Rather and Zahoor Ahmad Baigh today visited Soibugh, Dangerpora, Kawoosa, Chack, Yarigund areas of Budgam district and distributed ration and blankets amoung the 170 families while as another team comprised of Bashir Ahmad Qurashi, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat and Rameez Raja went to Bandina Kulpora, Khalen, Nayana and Batapora areas and distributed ration kits and blankets among the 250 families.