Sopore : A family comprising of five members in Sopore has been forced to live in an accommodation which barely exhibits any feature of a human dwelling. Mehraj-ud-Din Rather and his life is living with in a single muddy room with their two daughter and a son.
“The administration is forcing us to live a miserable life. A house has been sanctioned under Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) but we are yet to get anything,” said the head of the family, Mehraj-ud-Din Rather.
Rather, a resident of Trumbgund, said the administration has been indifferent to their plight and entire family has been cuddled in a small room with little space to accommodate in. “The room serves as a kitchen, guest room as well as bed-room formy family,” he said.
Two years ago, he said, Divisional Commissioner directed Deputy Commissioner Baramulla to provide some Government land in Nambal and the DC directed then ADC Sopore to do the needful but unfortunately he did nothing”.
Lamenting over the deplorable conditions of the family, Roza Begum wife of Mehraj-ud-din is very much worried about the future of her two daughters and son who are not able to study properly in the single room.
“It is ineffable to explain the pain and agony the family is undergoing,” she said, adding that in the little space “we have been rendered in a prison”.
Breaking into tears, Roza said, “Whenever I look at the innocent faces of my children, I wonder what God has written in our destiny. They are unable to study in the congested room”.
Adding to the miseries of the family, the government has provided them with an APL ration card . Enlisted in Below Poverty Line quota by Consumer affairs department, the family claims that the department has included them in APL ration qouta,which according to norms is unjustified. The family urged the concerned authorities to “look into the matter on humanitarian basis and to solve their problems.”
2015 Kashmir Despatch