This man destroyed his business to save the hundreds of lives during flood


This man destroyed his business to save the hundreds of lives during flood
Nayeem Ahmad Khuroo (Image Courtesy: Indian Express)

Jammu, February 09: The young entrepreneur of Srinagar, Nayeem Ahmad Khuroo lost all what he has to save the hundreds of victims of floods that came in Kashmir in September 2014. He is waiting for compensation for the last 15 months and he was hopeful that the State Executive Council (SEC) in the meeting scheduled to be held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary for Feb 05 may come up with a decision. However, the meeting got cancelled.

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According to a report in a local daily, this resident of Naik Bagh Nowgam in Srinagar emptied his synthetic foam mattress shop and godown to save hundreds of people from drowning during the floods. Besides, he provided foam mattresses to several rescue teams , volunteers and Govt officials and 150 wooden planks to different rescue teams and individuals during that disaster. The man lost all his stocks to save people from disastrous floods.

His act of humanity was applauded by all the leaders but the state Government has stayed inert to his sacrifice.

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The DC Srinagar sent the case to Chief Minister’s office which was then authenticated by the top officials in CM’s office. The final call which was to be taken by State Executive Council (SEC) headed by Chief Secretary finalized Feb 5 as the date of the meeting. However, the meeting got cancelled for the reasons best known to authorities.

While talking to this local daily, Nayeem Ahmad Khuroo said that he was hopeful that SEC meeting that was going to held on Feb 5th at Jammu will bring him justice, but it got cancelled and he don’t even know why. He now appeal Governor N N Vohra to look into his case.

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It is worthwhile to mention here that Nayeem has lost everything. His business has now collapsed. His landlord has thrown him out and he has also sold his motorcycle and his mother’s gold ornaments just to repay the loans etc.

Nayeem Khuroo would not only get compensation from Government but a state award as well for his work along with other volunteers. But the government has failed to even pay the compensation which is very unfortunate.

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