SMC take note of Mirwaiz’s statement, team sent to assess availability of amenities

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Appeals Mirwaiz, locals to support them in demolishing illegal construction

Srinagar, May 14 : Taking note of the statement made by Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Monday sent a team of its officials to the historic Jamia Masjid to assess the situation and availability of basic amenities there.
SMC commissioner, Riyaz Ahmad Wani while talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS) said that a team has been sent to Jamia Masjid to assess the availability of basic amenities there.
He said that all the essential amenities will be made available in Jamia Masjid soon.
About illegal construction being raised around Jamia Masjid, Wani said that a squad was already sent to the area for razing the building but the locals there resisted and halted the demolition drive.
He however appealed Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and the locals there to support the corporation for demolition of the illegal construction.
Earlier, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday questioned apathy of administration especially Srinagar Municipal Corpiration (SMC) towards the historic Jamia Masjid.
“Held an Auqaf meeting to take stock of preparations for holy month of #Ramadhan .Civil admin totally defunct especially the SMC! Total apathy towards #JamaMasjid and its surroundings,Even basic amenities not available ! Why such apathy and callousness I ask ?,” Mirwaiz tweeted. (KNS)