Srinagar: A Kashmiri family has been stuck in Delhi due to the COVID-19 lockdown without any money, and is appealing for help.
A daily wager, Nissar Ahmad Magray is from Abhama village of Pulwama district in South Kashmir, who had traveled to Delhi for surgery of his ailing two-year-old son four months ago. After the surgery, he now wants to come back home as he can’t afford to stay in the capital city.
In a video message released on Saturday, Magray appealed for help as many on social media vowed to come to his rescue. But two days later, Magray has a woeful experience to share.
“We were sent a cab and told that accommodation was arranged for us at the Kashmir House [in Delhi] but we were made to wait for five hours,” Magray told The Kashmir Walla over phone. “And at 2pm we were asked to leave.”
“No one helped us. We’re here for more than four months now. I’m left with no money here. What will I do? I have kid and a wife here, what will they eat? For god sake, please help us in some way,” Magray said, appealing the government.
For last one month Mr. Magray, who sold his ancestral land for his son’s treatment, has been living in Adarsh Nagar area of Delhi. “I have been staying here for a month in a single room. I paid 13,500 rupees as rent for one room for a month,” he says.
“Condition of my child is not well. And if we remain like this here, his health will again deteriorate. I request the government to hear my voice so that my child will not die, away from his home.”
Bhat Burhan is a Multimedia Reporter at The Kashmir Walla.