Demands continuation of allotted Govt. accommodation
SRINAGAR, May 14: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) leader and former legislator Rafi Ahmad Mir on Thursday disparaged the government decision of issuing an eviction notice to the family of a slain mainstream leader Ghulam Nabi Patel who live in a government accommodation at a housing colony in Pulwama.
In a statement issued here, Mir said the government’s eviction notice speaks volumes about non application of mind and highlights the apathetic attitude of the administration towards the families living under constant distress.
“The eviction notice that has been sent to the family of late Ghulam Nabi Patel is bereft of any rhyme or reason. How can a family that has loss its family head to the bullets of elements, inimical to peace, pay rent amounting to around Rs. 8 lacs in one go when the family is living in a state of perpetual penury?” Mir said, while soliciting the intervention of Lieutenant Governor G.C Murmu towards this important issue.
The JKAP leader said that Late Ghulam Nabi Patel was a veteran leader who laid down his life for strengthening the democratic process and it was the government’s responsibility to rehabilitate his family instead of making it shelter less.
“Where will this family go amid this COVID crisis when no family dares to entertain even blood relations? Has the government rewarded Late Patel for his commitment towards political mainstream just two years after his fateful killing? While arriving at such inhuman decisions the administration should take all aspects into consideration,” Mir remarked.
He said that the family of Late Patel is economically shattered and is not in a position to pay the outstanding rent. “Since this family lives under constant threat perception and has no house of its own; the government must offer some waiver so as to enable it to continue in the government accommodation,” the JKAP leader demanded.