SRINAGAR: Senior Congress Leader and CWC Member Tariq Hameed Karra on Sunday led a party delegation to Dal lake where they met fire sufferers and expressed solidarity with them.
Congress Leaders expressed anguish over the losses caused to House Boat owners, who were left devastated in an unfortunate massive blaze including lossing their dwellings.
Karra said the massive blaze has left houseboat owners in a very difficult situation as their earnings were dependent on the houseboat business. The incident has left ten families completely devastated due to the loss of five house boats and seven residential huts, Karra added.
He said the assessment of losses is required to be done on priority basis, then the compensation to affected house boat owners be provided as per the level of losses, besides they should be provided the construction material including timber for reconstruction of their houseboats.
CWC Member also urged the divisional administration to provide alternate residential arrangements to fire sufferers keeping in view the winters, which is certainly going to be harsher.
Congress delegation also expressed grief over the loss of three tourists in a massive blaze and expressed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved families.
JKPCC Vice President Nissar Ahmad Mundoo,General Secretary Iran Naqib, Secretary Basharat Bin Qadir and others were part of the delegation.