Protest erupts in Drass against mosque conflagration

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DRASS — A massive protest erupted in Drass Sub-Division of Kargil on Thursday against the absence of any fire station.

Notably, ‘Qadeem Hanfia Jamia Masjid’ was gutted in a fire incident yesterday late evening. Locals alleged that the fire could have been doused in time if there would have been any fire station in the Sub-Division Drass.

Sources told the news agency KNT that a large population of Drass hit the road on Thursday morning and demanded that a fire station should be established in the area. The protesters alleged that authorities didn’t learn any lesson from the past fire incidents and ignored the repeated requests of people.

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In order to pacify the protesters, Deputy Commissioner Kargil Santosh Sukhdev along with SP Kargil Inayat Ali reached the spot. Deputy Commissioner assured protesters that a fire station will be set up in the Sub-Division. He assured all possible help to re-construct the fire-hit mosque.

Senior political leaders including Chairman Ladakh Hill Development Council Feroz Ahmed Khan also visited the area to take stock of the situation.

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