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Person tested positive not linked to our organisation: Budgam NGO

Budgam, Apr 13 (KNO): A Non-Government Organisation (NGO) from Budgam has urged the Srinagar district administration to verify facts before uploading them on the social media stating that they had no contact with the person who has tested positive, since past three months.

As per wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), on April 12, Srinagar administration tweeted: “These precautions about distribution were notified with a reason & vision. An NGO member not adhering to norms has tested positive. That multiplies our problems and puts community at risk. Pl cooperate.”

The tweet was then replied by a DM Srinagar, Shahid Choudhary on same day, in which he wrote “We are sorry to learn about NGO head testing positive for COVID. Travel history traced. This should settle a lot of controversy on social media about intentions of admin behind regulation of NGOs in present circumstances.”

However Syed Shafat Ali, the son of the positive-tested case from Palar, Budgam said that, the patient is not associated with any NGO and did not distribute masks or PPE kits anywhere or any time.

The patient of Paller Budgam had a travel history to Nizammuddin in New Delhi and tested positive on April 9. “He was not associated with any group or NGO distributing PPE kits as is being wrongly disseminated on social media,” said Ali.

In a statement issued by the NGO Anjuman-e -Sharie Shiayan Jammu & Kashmir, they have questioned the administration stating, “A rumour has no basis and no such thing has been established how anyone can tweet something without any proof? No testing been done in this case, especially of our president? How can the name of our organization be linked to anything like this.”

The organisation have also appealed the authorities not to harass their volunteers who put the service of humanity before anything else and even risked their lives while doing so.

While talking to KNO, the co-ordinator of the NGO Syed Mohammad Yaseen said that it’s a gross injustice that administration has linked a positive patient with their organization.

“A rumour is being circulated by the top officials of the administration that a person connected to our organization has tested positive for Covid19 which is extremely absurd in nature. Who happens to be a relative of our president Aga Syed Muhammad Hadi has tested positive for the virus but he is not linked to our organization,” he said—

Courtesy (KNO)