500 families living in makeshift sheds in Sonawari
Collective responsibility for us to tackle the situation; Yasir Reshi
Srinagar,CNS,05-Jan; Domestic dispute has forced thousands of youths across the valley to live in temporary sheds even in the midst of the bitter cold as they have separated them from their parents. In Sonawari area of Bandipora district more than five hundred families are sheltering in temporary sheds with their innocent kids shivering in these harsh winter days.
As per reports to CNS, Due to domestic disputes in Kashmir valley the trend of suicide has become the norm, on the other hand, the parents are taking their children out of their homes and forcing them to live in sheds.
This matter is not less than a moment of concern that such families having children under the age of ten are helpless in these cold days.
According to a survey, the crime of such children is that their parents have either arranged marriages according to their wishes or they have been thrown out of homes due to domestic disputes. It is also worth mentioning here that while the civil societies and other social organizations in the whole of Jammu and Kashmir have put their efforts into being benefactors and helpers of the poor as there is no government or semi-government organization in Sonawari for the support of such families.
Meanwhile, prominent politician of Kashmir Valley and senior leader of People’s Conference, Yasir Reshi said that it is the collective responsibility for all of us but in particular imams, scholars and other religious organizations belonging to the valley must come forward in tackling such situation.
He further added that if Baitul-Mals are made active and strong through neighbourhood committees in cities and villages, then only such problems can be brought under control.
He also urged the social organizations as well as the human rights leaders to look into such families of Bandipora district so that they can get financial support all the time.(CNS)