Kadfeen urges Govt not to neglect Tribal community amid COVID 19 lockdown

Srinagar, April 08 (KNS): Congress leader Kadfeen Choudhary has expressed serious concern over the plethora of hardships the tribal community in Jammu and Kashmir is facing due to the lockdown amid the COVID 19 outbreak.

In a statement issued to KNS , Kadfeen said that there are perturbing reports coming in from far flung areas of Valley wherein the tribals are facing immense difficulties in availing basic facilities like ration, kerosene and required medical aid.

Already a community that has been at the forefront of the neglect, Kadfeen said the tribal community scattered across various far flung and inaccessible areas of Jammu and Kashmir have been denied the emergency medical aid and ration amid the prevalent lockdown. “If we in the urban areas are facing hardships due to the lockdown, imagine the plight of the tribal communities who are braving all odds to sustain amid the current trying circumstances,” said Kadfeen.

The Congress leader has urged upon the government to ensure that proper supply of medicine, ration and other basic necessities are made available to the tribal community at an earliest so that these people are not exposed to any further hardships due to the ongoing lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir.

He urged that special teams should be constituted by the government that can survey the far flung areas and get a first hand appraisal of the paucity of the essentials faced by the people there. Kadfeen said that special arrangements should also kept in place by the government to ease the sufferings being witnessed by the tribal community due to the lockdown.

The Congress leader has also greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Shab-e-Baraat. He has urged people to pray during the sacred night and seek blessing of Almighty so that the world comes out of the calamity it has plunged into due to COVID 198 outbreak. He further asked the people to follow government advisory and avoid any congregation. (KNS)

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