?Quake victims will get all help?
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?Quake victims will get all help?

The months ahead will bring one of the toughest challenges for J&K Chief Minister ? ensuring that the quake victims make it through the long, harsh winter.

india Updated: Nov 16, 2005 17:56 IST

People made homeless by the quake could die of cold and starvation. Is the government ready to tackle the crisis?
I can tell you that not a single soul will die of starvation or of cold because of government negligence. We are giving out an amount of Rs 30,000 to construct huts. This is in addition to the Rs 1 lakh they will get for reconstructing their houses.

There is a proposal to allow the people of PoK living along the LoC to cross over to our side so that they can survive the harsh winter. Your comments.
I don't think any nation would like its people live like refugees in another nation. But Pakistan should not get into the big brother, younger brother issue. We are twins and we have the responsibility to help each other.

If the separatists agree to give up arms for the ballot, will you continue in office till your tenure ends in 2008?
What is the chief minister's post when compared to the peace in Kashmir. It won’t take me even five minutes to quit if all parties decide to take part in the democratic process. For me, national interest is supreme.

Former CM Farooq Abdullah says your government won't last its tenure.
Abdullah is trying to keep his flock together. But he should have no fears. I am not going to break any party. I don't believe in that kind of politics.

First Published: Nov 16, 2005 17:56 IST