Get J&K out of bloodbath, Mehbooba urges Modi

  • Meets shelling victims in Balakote sector
  • Announces construction of bunkers
  • Hands over relief cheques

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday visited the Bhimber Gali area in Balakote sector to console the family, who lost five of its members in the cross-border shelling on Sunday.
The Chief Minister handed over cheques amounting to Rs 25 lakh as ex gratia to the next of the kin of the deceased.
Mehbooba also handed over cheques of Rs 3 lakh each for meeting the educational expenses of the two daughters of the family, who too were injured in the Sunday’s shelling incident.
She also announced bearing the expenses on the treatment of the two girls and assured that the brother of the deceased breadwinner of the family would be given a job by the government to sustain the family.
“It is unfortunate that the people of border areas ,including Poonch, RS Pura, Nowshehra, Uri and Karnah in the state are paying a heavy price in terms of continued shelling across the borders in the state,” Mehbooba said. She appealed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take lead in getting J&K out of this bloodbath and help people in leading peaceful and normal lives.
The Chief Minister also announced the construction of 15 community bunkers in the Balakote area, besides stationing of one bunker vehicle for the help of the locals.
She even announced the strengthening of health facilities, including a trauma hospital, and road connectivity in the area.
Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, Minister for Relief, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Disaster Management Javed Mustafa Mir, Chief Secretary BB Vyas, Principal Secretary (Home) RK Goyal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Rohit Kansal, Jammu Divisional Commissioner Hemant Sharma, Jammu zone IGP SDS Jamwal and senior Army officers, besides legislators Shah Muhammad Tantray, Choudhary Qamar and Yashpal Sharma accompanied the Chief Minister during her visit.

Hands over relief cheques
Mehbooba handed over cheques of Rs 3 lakh each for meeting the educational expenses of the two daughters of the family, who were injured in the Sunday’s shelling incident in the Sunday’s shelling incident.

Announces construction of bunkers
The Chief Minister also announced the construction of 15 community bunkers in the Balakote area, besides stationing of one bunker vehicle for the help of the locals.