Jammu: J&K politicians, cutting across their party affiliations, have expressed deep shock and grief over the deaths in a tragic and unfortunate road accident in Thathri on Thursday.
National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah and vice president Omar Abdullah, while expressing their grief, conveyed their condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for peace to the departed souls.
Expressing grief over the heart-rending incident, Dr Farooq said, “I am saddened by the loss of 12 precious lives in the Thathri road accident. My sympathies and condolences are with the bereaved. I pray for eternal peace to the departed souls,” he said. He also prayed for the early recovery of the injured.
Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister of J&K Ghulam Nabi Azad also expressed his heartfelt grief on the loss of life in the tragic road accident near Sujwari Doda. Azad demanded adequate compensation for the family members of those deceased and proper medical attention to the injured.
“Time and again I am impelled to talk about the traffic mismanagement on this particular road. It has claimed many precious lives. I am sure the UT authorities will press all available resources into action and take immediate remedial measures. My heart goes out for those who lost their loved ones. The injured should be given immediate medical attention,” Azad said.
Omar Abdullah in his message too expressed deep anguish over the loss of lives in the fatal accident. “The precious lives that were devoured in the fatal accident add to the tally of numerous others, who had also lost their lives in the region, prone to such unfortunate fatalities. Can well imagine the unfathomable pain and agony the bereaved households must be going through. I share in their grief. I also pray for peace to the deceased and speedy recovery to the injured. The administration should ensure best medical treatment to the injured,” he said.
Former Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has also expressed grief. " The horrific road accident in Doda is very painful. I express my condolences to the families of all those who have lost their lives in this accident and wish the injured a speedy recovery" Mehbooba wrote on Twitter.
CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, while expressing grief over the loss of lives in the fatal road accident and solidarity with the bereaved, demanded ex-gratia relief for the victim families and free of cost treatment to those injured in the accident.
J&K BJP president Ravinder Raina and general secretary (organisation) Ashok Kaul on Thursday expressed deep grief over the loss of precious lives in the road accident .
In a statement, Raina described the accident , which claimed eleven precious lives and left many others injured, as tragic and heart-rending. He said, “We pray to God for peace to all those, who lost their lives in this accident and the speedy recovery to all the injured.”
Raina said that the LG administration had done a commendable job in the relief operation after the accident. He also said that BJP would ensure that every possible effort was taken to provide relief to the bereaved families and the best medical aid to the injured.
As per statement, Kaul, who was in Kashmir, also expressed deep shock and grief over the loss of valuable lives in the tragic Thathri-Doda accident. He offered heartfelt condolence to the bereaved families and prayed for speedy recovery of those injured. He further appealed to the administration to provide immediate relief to the affected. Kaul said that special efforts would be made to provide the best possible health facilities to the injured.