Himachal govt announces Rs. 4 lakh each to ISIS Mosul Victims

Himachal govt announces Rs. 4 lakh each to ISIS Mosul Victims
North Gazette News/ Shimla
Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here has announced Rs. four lakh each to the family of four Himachalis who were killed at Mosul in Iraq in a gruesome and cowardly act of terrorism by ISIS militants.

It is worth mentioning that these Himachalis along with 35 other Indians were went missing in 2014. Despite all sincere efforts by the Central Government they could not be located and brought back safely. Among these victims, four were Himachalis, three hailed from Kangra district and one was from Mandi district.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakure has expressed his deep condolences with the bereaved families. He personally talked to the family members of the victims and said that the State Government was with them at the hour of distress. He spoke to Raman elder brother of late Aman of Pasu village near Dharamshala, district Kangra, Pardesi Ram father of late Inderjeet Singh of Lanj in Kangra district, Dilawar Singh father of late Sandeep Kumar of Fatehpur of Kangra district and Beli Ram father of late Hem Raj of Gram Panchayat Bayla in district Mandi. Thakur said that the tragedy was not only unfortunate but also an inhumane act of brutality which should be condemned by one and all. He said that Union Government made concerted efforts to locate and bring them back alive but destiny was otherwise. He said that all these were bread earners of their families who had gone abroad to earn their livelihood for betterment of their families.

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