Jammu, February 04 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, twenty one structures including 19 residential houses, a Masjid and a Madrassa, have been declared unsafe in Doda district.
A mosque and a religious school for girls were declared unsafe while nineteen families were rendered homeless after their homes developed cracks n Thathri area of the district.
A few structures in the village started developing cracks a couple of days ago but the situation was exacerbated by a landslide with the number of buildings damaged reaching 21.
The locals said that the cracks were widening and had damaged the residential structures and protection walls badly, making the houses completely unsafe to live in. “These cracks were first noticed in a house in December 2022. Gradually, the cracks developed in other adjoining houses as well in Nai Basti,” they said.
The cracks have spread panic among the women and children.
Locals asked the administration to rehabilitate them and shift them to a safer place.
President of Jamia Masjid Committee, Thathri, Abdul Majid Butt said, “The affected families should be settled at a safer place. Last night, the cracks have widened and a road has also developed cracks. People of Thathri are living in fear.”
“There is panic among 50-plus households in the village. Majority of the structures developed cracks after Thursday’s landslide,” a local Zahida Begum said, demanding proper rehabilitation for the affected families.
“We request the NGOs and philanthropists to come forward and provide assistance to the affected people,” Farooq Ahmad, another local resident, said .