Kupwara, August 10: A group of 13 Kashmiri Pandits headed by Mr. Rakesh today called on Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Anshul Garg in his office and talked about the fake news which has been circulated on Facebook regarding demolition of Temple at Waterkhani Kupwara and condemned the act of the mischievous person who has circulated the fake news on social media. “The fact is that the temple was damaged due to heavy snowfall in February, this year and the tomb of the Temple was fallen in the nearby Lal Khul. Since, there are 500 government employees residing in Nutnussa Migrant Colony, one evening, the employees decided to contribute some amount to refurbish the said Temple”, said Rakesh, adding that on Saturday morning they visited the Waterkhani Temple site and decided to work on its repairs with due permission of concerned Revenue authorities.  In fact, on our request they assured all possible support. We are on to ensure renovation of the Temple on religious basis, said Rakesh, flanked by his fellow members. 
“We unanimously condemn the act of the mischievous person who is hell-bent upon to vitiate the century old communal harmony”, said Rakesh, adding that he is son of the soil and all the local people and panchs and sarpanchs have assured him all support for renovation of the Temple.

Deputy Commissioner appreciated the Pandit Community for clearing the misinformation and simultaneously assured them every support from administration. He said district as a whole does not tolerate the mischievous acts like this and whosoever is behind this mischief should apologize his mistake for the larger interest of the society. He also said that people should take utmost care while reacting on such malicious social media news and instead should contact administration for the clarifications. He said District Administration is always available for every citizen of the district. 

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