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Massive blaze devastate dreams of six families in Fateh Kadal, Sgr

Disabled man’s wife suffer injury after she jump through window during fire incident

Sheikh Danish

Srinagar, Jan 16: At least six families lost their shelter in a massive blaze at Namachibal area of Fateh Kadal Srinagar on Friday that turned two residential houses into ashes.

From clothes to essentials, these families have lost everything in the devastating blaze.

With the damage caused to two residential houses, at least six families were rendered homeless amid the bone-chilling cold. These families as per the news agency—KNO belong to the downtrodden section and lost their everything in the massive blaze.

The family heads identified as Muhammad Amin Dar, Hilal Ahmad Dar, Bashir Ahmad Dar, Late Muhammad Sultan Dar, Jalal-ud-din Dar and Rafiq Ahmad Tramboo are labourers and have no other source of income.

One of the family head, Muhammad Amin Dar is physically challenged from last 25 years while his wife has suffered a major injury during the blaze last evening as she has jumped through the window. “She is currently admitted in Bone and Joint hospital in Srinagar where she is undergoing treatment,” the family told KNO.

Muhammad Amin Dar, according to the family has also lost Rs 1.5 lakh cash, which he had got from his in-laws. “We have lost everything. We don’t even have a place to live in this harsh winter,” the affected families said.

Chairman of local Mohalla committee, Ghulam Mustafa Bisati while talking to KNO appealed the government to compensate the affected families so that they can build their homes again.

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In absence of family, Muslim neighbours perform last rites of elderly Pandit in Pulwama

(Asian News Hub) – The Muslim neighbours in Tahab locality of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district performed the last rites of an elderly Kashmiri Pandit on Saturday.

According to the news agency—KNO, Pandit Makhan Lal (70) breathed his last at his home in Tahab on Friday late night, plunging the whole locality in mourning.

Soon after the news of his death spread, the local Muslims made special arrangements to perform his last rites. They also ferried firewood to cremate the deceased.

“It is in our Islam to take care of our neighbours irrespective of their religion,” Zubair, a local resident said.

He said that his family members were in Jammu and it is their duty to perform his last rites.

Makhan Lal was a retired employee in BSNL and died after brief illness. He is survived by three daughters and two sons.

Notably, Makhan Lal was the maternal uncle of chief medical officer Pulwama, Dr Ramesh Mall.

Pandit families who are residing in Tahab locality did not migrate from Kashmir valley during the early 1990’s and instead decided to stay put. Since then the two communities have lived in the locality in harmony and have always shown compassion to each other.


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CRPF man among six die of Covid-19 in Kashmir, toll 2,678 in J&K

(Asian News Hub) – At least six persons including a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), who were tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday evening in Kashmir, taking the toll of deaths to 2,678 in Jammu and Kashmir.

An official told that six patients who died include 50-year-old CRPF man of 96 BN posted in Anantnag, 45-year-old man from Rajbagh, 58-year-old woman from Harwan, 55-year-old man from Chadoora, 50-year-old man from Iddgha and 85-year-old woman from Chadoora.

He said that three deaths were reported at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura while one death was reported at SMHS Hospital Srinagar.

He further added that one each death was reported at JVC Bemina and CD Hospital Dalgate.

With six fresh fatalities, the death toll related to Covid-19 in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir mounted to 2,678.


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CRPF man dies of Covid-19 at SKIMS Soura

(Asian News Hub) – A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man, who was tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday at SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Srinagar.

An official told that a CRPF man identified as Abhimaniya Sahu of 96 BN CRPF posted at Mattan area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district died at SKIMS Soura days after testing positive for COVID-19.

He said that the CRPF man was admitted in the hospital on Saturday morning where as, breathed his last this evening.


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