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J&K govt fails street vendor who was killed by ultras

Last Updated on October 10, 2021 at 4:35 pm

The recent increase in the terror activities, killing of civilians in Jammu and Kashmir have created a chaos situation in the region.

The recent killing of Virendra Paswan, the poor Gole Guppa wala from Bihar was shot dead in Kashmir on October 6. He was shot dead while doing his work of selling Gole Guppas in Lal Bazar locality of Srinagar.

But it was so unfortunate for the family of Paswan that even his last rites did not happen at his place. Though government has huge amount of money for spending on cultural activities like musical shows and doing artwork on main roads in Kashmir but administration did not bother to send his body back.

Paswan, a resident of Bihar, was father of five daughters and two sons. The administration has been allegedly facing huge criticism for not sending his mortal remains to his native place. The bereaved said that they are poor and could not afford to take back his body to his native place as it would lead to huge expenditure.

He was cremated at Karan Nagar cremation grounds on October 7 afternoon while his brother and locals participated in his last rites. A netizen took to social media and said that it is shame on J&K administration as millions are spent on musical shows but have no money for poor man’s dignified cremation.

A political observer said that the government can spend huge amounts to host celebs for singing and dancing but why no money was given to take poor Bihari’s body home. As per reports, the local youth had made arrangements for the last rites of the deceased as per the Hindu rituals. They also ferried firewood for helping his brother to cremate the deceased. An official said that ex-gratia relief of Rs 1.25 lakh has been given by government to the Next of Kin of Virendar Paswan who belongs to Bhagalpur Bihar.