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Dried up Chinar tree posing threat to Lajura Pulwama residents

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Pulwama: The residents of Lajura in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday said that an old dried up Chinar tree was posing threat to the lives of people in the area.
The residents of Lajura said that there are three Chinar trees near Government Middle School (GMS) and one of them has dried up thus posing threat to the lives as well as property.
“The branches of dried up Chinar trees are spread over school buildings, roads and other residential quarters,” the locals said.
They said these branches can fall any time and can lead to big tragedy.
“Over 100 students are studying in middle school but branches of Chinar spread over school are posing threat to their lives along with teachers,” said Ghulam Rasool Wani, a local resident.
He said that on the other side the branches are spread over roads which too can prove costly any time.
“This dried up Chinar is posing threat to hundreds of lives and property worth crores,” said Rizwan Ahmad, another local.
He said that the government must immediately take action in this regard to safeguard human lives and property.
“The authorities should either cut this Chinar or give permission to locals to cut it,” the locals said.
Locals urged the concerned Deputy Commissioner to look into the issue on humanitarian ground and direct concerned officers to take immediate steps in this regard.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted ganaie@kashmirvision.in

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