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Evacuate labourers, students of J&k stuck in other states: Congress


Srinagar, Mar 26 (KNS): Taking note of the problems faced by the labourers, students and other small traders hailing from the J and K, struck up in different neighboring states, Congress has asked the UT administration to get in touch with the respective state governments to take care of their bread and butter during the period of lockdown.

JKPCC Chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir has said that several phone calls are being received from the people struck up in some neighbouring states where the residents of J&K had gone for Labour works or in search of private jobs or small trading activities and some students. After lockdown the private sectors have mostly stopped them any payments as appealed by the prime minister or they are facing various difficulties. It is the responsibility of our U T administration to take up with respective state governments and Centre govt besides appointing nodal officers and grievance cells for each state to identify such people and render them all possible help.

A statement issued to KNS, Mir said that since these people can not leave their respective places or directly enter the J & K, as some were already in transit, they are without resources to survive for long, it is necessary to establish contact with all such people.

Meanwhile, he asked the govt to take proper care of the the people kept in isolation Centres in Kathua district and properly monitor the required facilities as well the precautions to be observed during the community stay. Proper and adequate availability of facilities coupled with Strict observance of the guidelines including social distancing and hygienic conditions are paramount to serve the purpose.

JKPCC chief also appealed the people to fully cooperate the authorities while asking party cares and leaders to remain in touch with people especially those placed in isolation Centres to fill up gaps if any and render all sorts of help and information to the higher authorities. _

PCC President has further appealed to the partymen to remain in touch with local administration and render all possible help of any sort in this crisis. Appreciating those party men who have offered their space in the shape of their banquet halls, private institutions or other such buildings to the administration for the purpose, he appealed all such party workers to come forward to offer such locations to the authorities, if needed.

He also asked them to monitor the shortfalls on various counts especially faced by the poor and under privileged sections and apprise the administration and the party on regular basis. He advised them to remain in full coordination with the administration as well with different social and religious organizations and NGOs to arrange for required assistance. (KNS)