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Updated: March 9, 2010 22:49 IST

Yasin Malik plays good Samaritan in Jammu and Kashmir

Shujaat Bukhari
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Yasin Malik
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Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik has intensified his campaign for donation to families of victims of recent encounters in Sopore and Tral.

So far he has collected Rs. 5.50 lakh in Srinagar alone. He has mostly approaching people from business community and the response he says is encouraging. Mr. Malik. who renounced violence in 1994 has been working on political front to resolve Kashmir issue. But he has also been involved in humanitarian work in which this campaign is the latest development. Sopore town in north Kashmir and Tral in South have recently witnessed fierce encounters between militants and security forces which left huge devastation, rendering scores of families without shelter. The government has sanctioned an amount of Rs. 24 lakh for Sopore victims.

“It is important to do something concrete on the ground to rehabilitate the victims. Slogans alone will not do. We have to do something practically as well,” Mr. Malik told The Hindu during the campaign in the Nehru Park area of Srinagar on Tuesday.

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