Srinagar, October 08, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and Muhammad Yasin Malik while greeting Muslims on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha have drawn the attention of the Islamic world towards the miseries of the Kashmiri people, adversely affected by the recent floods.
The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in his message said that the Eid in Kashmir was being celebrated at a time when bulk of the population was facing numerous hardships due to destruction of property and livelihood by the flash of water.
The veteran Hurriyet leader Syed Ali Gilani criticized the authorities for failing to provide compensation to over half a million people displaced by the devastating floods. He stressed the need of a rehabilitation package for the affectees. Syed Ali Gilani appealed to the Director of World Health Organization to send a team to Kashmir to assess the health situation in the territory.
The Hurriyet Conference Jammu and Kashmir leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, who was arrested by the authorities, today, to prevent him from visiting flood-hit areas, in his message urged people to continue to assist the affectees.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, said that Kashmir was in a state of grief and called upon the Muslims around the world to remember the miseries of their fellow Kashmiri brethren on this gracious occasion. Senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi-Al-Safvi in his message expressed similar views.
Meanwhile, the markets in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir, which used to remain abuzz with shoppers around Eid-ul-Azha, this time present a gloomy picture. The traders instead of welcoming the prospective buyers are busy clearing the muck and debris left behind by the floods that crippled the Kashmir’s economy.
On the other hand, at least ten residential houses were gutted in fire, which erupted in congested Nawa Kadal area of Srinagar, last night
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