Majid Kapra

Chattabal fire victims appeal for compensation

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Srinagar, November 08: Fifteen days after devastating fire razed nine houses to ashes in Chattabal area of Srinagar, the fire victims today appealed state government to help them reconstruct their houses by extending monitory assistance in their favor.

Shouting slogans “do justice with poor families, Mr. Governor come to our rescue”, scores of the fire victims whose houses were gutted in a fire incident in Galwan Pora Chattabal last month staged demonstrations in Press Enclave demanding compensation.

The protesters alleged that no one except for statements extended any sort of help to fifteen families who have been living in a private marriage hall ever since the devastating fire gutted their houses.

They appealed the Governor Satyalpal Malik to announce some relief in their favor so that they can rebuild their houses.

“Nine houses were gutted in fire incident; it has been fifteen days since the incident took place but not a single official visited us. We along with our little children live in a marriage hall and don’t know when we will be asked to vacate,” said Ghulam Hassan a fire victim.

He said that politicians who issued statements confined their role to playing politics only as none amongst them came to know their plight.

“We don’t want jobs nor can we force the government, we just appeal the Governor to announce some compensation on compassionate basis so that our families do not suffer in harsh winters,” he added.

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