Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday took up the issue of J&K residents who are stranded in various states of the country with the Lieutenant Governor G.S Murmu.
Talking to the Lieutenant Governor G.S Murmu on phone from Delhi, Bukhari sought his intervention in shifting of the stranded people of Jammu and Kashmir especially the students, pilgrims, labourers, businessmen and patients who are stuck-up in different parts of the country in view of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The JKAP president remarked that the Lieutenant Governor Murmu has agreed in principal to facilitate and allow the return of residents of J&K who are presently stranded at Madhopur-Pathankote and Lakhanpur entry points, today.
“There are around 4500 people of J&K who are stranded at these entry points despite completing their quarantine period and testing negative for the Coronavirus. I am hopeful from my discussions with the Honb’le Lieutenant Governor that all these stranded residents of J&K including students, pilgrims and the businessmen would be allowed to return their homes from today,” Bukhari added.
He said that the Lieutenant Governor G.S Murmu has also assured him that within next two days, the J&K government will also facilitate evacuation of the residents of J&K especially the students and pilgrims who are stranded at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan and Amritsar in Punjab.
“Similarly, the Honb’le Lieutenant Governor has asked inhabitants of Kashmir valley who are stuck up in various parts of Jammu division to get themselves registered by approaching administration through phone for their return to their respective places,” he added.
Bukhari urged the Lieutenant Governor to use his good offices to get all the residents of J&K especially the labourers and students who are stuck up in various parts of India.