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CM Omar Abdullah tasting food at a border villagers’ relief camp in R.S Pura sector on Thursday.

JAMMU: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday met shelling affected families in camps here and assured that the state government will do its best to safeguard the lives of the people, while directing authorities to identify more temporary shelters for displaced people.
“The Chief Minister asked the divisional officers to identify more places of temporary shelters for the population migrating from border areas for safety,” an official spokesman said after Omar chaired a meeting here.
Omar said the State Government will do whatever is possible to safeguard the lives of the people as also their cattle.
He said instructions have already been given to the Divisional Authorities to take  all measures for providing necessary succour to the affected people.
The chief minister said he has also given directions for establishing temporary camps for cattle as also arranging fodder and medical facilities for them.
Omar said Police department has been asked to take measures for the safety of property of the migrants they have left back.
He said other demands of reservation and allotment of plots presented by the affected people would be taken up at right forums appropriately. Omar flew to Jammu from Srinagar to meet the shelling affected families in the camps established for them by the State Government and take stock of the facilities being provided to them. The Chief Minister ascertained the status of delivery of services by the State Government to the affected families for providing free food, shelter, drinking water, medical facilities, bedding and other related facilities at the relief camps.
He interacted with the inmates of the camps and asked about the quality and nature of services being provided to them.
The Chief Minister while expressing solidarity with them at this hour of crisis expressed deep grief for loss of innocent human lives in the shelling from across the border. He also prayed for early recovery of injured. The inmates of the camps brought to his notice various issues confronting them which included safety of cattle and property they have left back. Omar said funds will be no restrain in this regard. The Chief Minister visited camps at Kuta, Navnat, Chichi Mata, Devli, Salad, Hiranagar, Samba and Bishnah. (PTI)