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Congress for extra repayment to Vaishno Devi shrine stampede sufferers 

By way of PTI

JAMMU: Attributing the loss of life of 12 pilgrims in a stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine to the ‘grave negligence’ of the management, the Congress birthday party on Saturday demanded a Rs 50 lakh repayment to households of the ones killed and Rs 10 lakh to the injured within the ‘tragic’ incident.

The J&Okay unit of Congress demanded the improved repayment over and above Rs 10 lakh introduced for the following of kinfolk of the deceased and Rs 2 lakh to the injured.

Senior birthday party leaders together with AICC Seva Dal leader Lal Ji Desai, J&Okay Congress president G A Mir and dealing president Raman Bhalla noticed a two-minute silence to pay tributes to the deceased and pray for early restoration of the injured.

No less than 12 pilgrims had been killed and over a dozen others injured in a stampede at Vaishno Devi shrine atop Trikuta hills in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir within the early hours of the day.

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha ordered a probe into the incident and likewise introduced a repayment of Rs 10 lakh to the following of kinfolk of every deceased particular person and Rs two lakh to every injured.

“The incident is the results of the grave negligence at the a part of the management and control. We call for a high-level probe into the tragedy and ok ex gratia aid of Rs 50 Lakh for fatalities and Rs 10 Lakh to every injured,” Mir instructed newshounds right here.

The Congress leaders provide on the press convention together with Desai expressed surprise over the tragedy on the holy shrine and sympathies for households of the ones killed.

The AICC Seva Dal leader stated the rise in GST charges on pieces of not unusual use through High Minister Narendra Modi-led executive is a New Yr reward to the folk of the rustic, who’re already reeling below excessive inflation and emerging unemployment.

“On each New Yr day, we used to pray every different happiness and prosperity, like for the closing seven years, this yr additionally the reward given to the folk of the rustic through the Modi executive is worth upward push and inflation,” the Congress chief stated.

“The Modi executive gave a New Yr reward to all people within the type of Inflation. This new inflation is coupled with a constantly excessive unemployment charge above 7.5 in keeping with cent all through many of the yr 2021,” he stated.

He stated the inflationary drive is mounting, with November 2021 WPI at 14.23 in keeping with cent, which is at over a 10-year excessive, and its affect might be felt extra acutely within the yr forward.

“As we usher within the New Yr, be ready to spend extra on basic things of day-to-day use — what to mention about luxurious items. From purchasing garments and sneakers to taking flight our personal cash from ATMs goes to be dear,” he stated.

In the meantime, CPI(M) regional secretary Hari Singh additionally expressed grief over the stampede on the Vaishno Devi shrine.

In a observation issued right here, Singh recommended the management to offer freed from price remedy to the injured and ok ex gratia to the households of the deceased.

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