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BUDGAM, JULY 7: District Administration Budgam has refuted the contents of an online article published in Induspost dated 6th July 2019 regarding “Mass marriage event got delayed in Kashmir after Administration charged money for the social cause”.

In this connection the District Administration has strongly refuted all the allegations and accusations levelled in the published Article. The contents of the article are baseless and devoid of all reasons. Pertinent to mention here that NGO Aash approached the DDC office Budgam just once, for providing space for taking measurement of dresses needed for marriage. The District Administration Budgam facilitated the NGO and extended it help at very first instance for providing space, seating arrangement, electricity, drinking water and other facilities at Town Hall Budgam. As verified from the report submitted by the Executive Officer Municipal Committee Budgam, nominal maintenance fee was asked for, as admissible under rules. However, the NGO Aash did not return further for organising this event.

It is worthwhile to mention here that District Administration has always supported such voluntary agencies and NGO”s working for the social cause. In fact the District Administration appreciated contribution of NGO’s working in District Budgam at International Women and Business Conference recently held at New Delhi. More so, the Administration had also helped resolve a significant issue between the said NGO and General public when the NGO got involved in an altercation with General public at Khansahib Budgam.

In view of circumstances narrated above it is reiterated that article on Induspost has been written with malicious intentions in order to create a negative perception of people friendly administration. District Administration Budgam believes in social welfare at all levels, especially organizing such events in the larger interest of society. District Administration Budgam expects responsible online media like Induspost to ascertain the veracity of claim made on the basis of unsubstantiated and malicious intent so that the credibility of such online posts is not compromised.

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