Make arrangements for residents stranded outside J&K: Vikramaditya to LG

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 19: Former MLC, Vikramaditya Singh raised serious concern over the plight of J&K residents who are stranded outside J&K in the wake of the ongoing national lockdown due to Coronavirus outbreak.
He appealed the Lieutenant Governor that while all safety and precautionary measures must be taken, the administration must show some compassion and empathy during this humanitarian crisis. “Many other states had made arrangements to bring back their residents from across the country, similarly J&K must also make some arrangements,” he said.
He said that since the new guidelines of the Home Ministry prohibits the movement of labourers across states, perhaps the J&K administration could setup a special team to ensure that residents stranded outside J&K are taken care of and kept safe. He added that in this regard a message from the Lieutenant Governor to other respective state Governments will be reassuring for our J&K residents stranded in other states.
“He has been receiving distress calls from students, migrant workers, traders and other segments of society, belonging to Jammu region, stranded in various states, seeking some passage for their return home,” Former MLC said.
He said that the unprecedented lockdown necessitated by COVID-19 outbreak has rendered thousands of J&K residents including students and labourers, stranded away from their home. Urging the administration to explore the possibility of arranging transport for them as one time exception, he said that the stranded people were facing many hardships as they are homeless, without jobs and savings.

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