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News : Government Takes Cue from GK Initiative, Starts Helpline
Srinagar, India, July 26, 2016 -- Days after Greater Kashmir started a helpline (GK Helpline) for Kashmiris putting up outside J&K to convey their messages to their relatives and families here, the J&K government on Monday came out with helpline numbers and asked people to contact Deputy Commissioners of their native districts in case they need any help or assistance. The GK helpline evoked tremendous response, instantly.
"The residents of Jammu and Kashmir working outside the state and the students hailing from the state, studying in various parts of the country, have been asked to contact the Deputy Commissioners of their native districts in case they need of any help or assistance," an official spokesman said on Monday.
Thanking GK for connecting them with their families, Javeed A Dar, who is working in Kerala, wrote: "Thanks GK for your efforts in letting people outside Valley connect to their dear ones. One angel in Kashmir from Magam area saw my post of GK Helpline. He went on his own to my village and I talked to my parents through his phone."
"Asalamualaikum, Kindly help in this critical moment. I talked to my widow mother 15 days before. She suffers from couple of chronic diseases and I don't even know if she has medicine or not. I request concerned people to find a way for us to communicate for just a while. I live in North America. I will be very thankful to you," wrote Javid Ahmad Zaroo from North America.
Government Helpline Numbers:
Farooq Ahmad Lone, DC Srinagar on phone number: 0194-2452182/2472580 and cell no: 9419008004;
Altaf Ahmad, DC Budgam on phone no: 01951-255203/255205/255204 and cell no: 9419042651;
Syed Abid Rashid, DC Anantnag on phone no: 01932-222337/223164 and cell no: 9419000090/9469000090;
Muneer-ul-Islam, DC Pulwama on Phone No. 01933-241243/241306 and Cell No. 9419002903;
Dr.Nasir Naqash, DC Baramulla on Phone No. 01952-234210/234005 and Cell No.9419013122;
Kumar Rajeev Ranjan, DC Kupwara on phone No.01955-252130/253335 and Cell No. 9419080222;
Sajad Hussain Ganai, DC Bandipora on Phone No. 01957-226085/226084/226051 and Cell No. 9419040369;
Tariq Hussain Ganai, DC Ganderbal on Phone No. 0194-2416142/2416433/2416141 and Cell No. 9469562000;
Showkat Aijaz Bhat, DC Kulgam on Phone No. 01931-260500/260499 and Cell No. 9419453888 and
Ghulam Muhammad Dar, DC Shopian on Phone No. 01933-260987/261910 and Cell No. 9419150994
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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