KUPWARA, JULY 23: Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti today visited this border town to offer personal condolences to the families whose near and dear ones were killed, in various circumstances, during the prevailing law and order situation.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Minister for Social Welfare, Sajad Gani Lone. Minister for Rural Development, Abdul Haq Khan, Member Parliament, Fayaz Ahmad Mir and MLA Kupwara, Bashir Ahmad Dar who are camping in the district for the past several days were also present.
“There are reports that another round of educational migration has already started from the Valley with many affluent families preferring educational institutions outside Kashmir for their wards,” the Chief Minister said and added that the people have to ponder over what’s going on and who is getting hurt the most because of such situations. “If there is peace, there will be development, tourism, employment and people will lead a happy and prosperous life. And if God forbid, there is no peace, it is only our people who would be the worst sufferers,” she said and added that it is especially the poorest of the poor who suffer the most in such situations.
Hailing various sections of the society for reaching out to the needy amid prevailing painful situation, the Chief Minister especially commended the dedication and the commitment of the doctors, the paramedical staff, the nurses, the ambulance drivers, the community relief organizations and individuals who put in their best efforts to help the people affected by the violence. “I salute such citizens who reached out to the needy amid trying circumstances,” she said.
District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Kumar Rajeev Ranjan and other officers of the district administration were also present.
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