SRINAGAR A joint delegation of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and the KCCI Relief Trust on Thursday visited Mujgund to assess the losses to the houses caused in a recent gun battle between the government forces and the militants.
The KCCI team made an assessment of losses caused to the residential houses. The delegation was lead by senior Vice President, Nasir Hamid Khan and Rauf Ahmad Punjabi, Trustee.
Around eight houses were razed to the ground and nine families have been dislocated. They found the household goods were also extensively damaged during the fire that was caused due to the gun battle that continued for many hours between 8 to 9th December. The KCCI said that in view of the harsh weather conditions, a social and humanitarian crisis is imminent.
In line with the declared policy of the KCC&I to support victims of violence and who have suffered and continue to suffer under adverse prevailing conditions to the extent it is possible, the KCC&I Relief Trust urges all members of the business fraternity to come forward in this hour of distress and join hands to provide shelter and basic necessities to the victims, it said.
The KCCI said that those who wishing to help by way of materials and goods may contact Manzoor Ahmad Pakhtoon, treasurer, KCC&I or the office of the KCC&I. With the view of organizing relief and rehabilitation in an efficient manner, we also appeal to other Trusts and NGOs to coordinate with Manzoor Ahmad Pakhtoon at the official address of the KCC&I situated at Residency Road, Srinagar, the KCCI said.
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