|Early Times Report|
Jammu, July 13: Around ten families of dholki makers, who were stuck in Jammu due to lockdown, have been seeking administration’s help for their safe return to their native place in Ludhiana in Punjab but due to shortage of money they are unable to hire a bus.
There are 38 members including children in these families, who are staying in JDA Parking near Hari Singh Park, are facing huge hardship in Jammu and looking forward to returning to their native place in Ludhiana.
“We have been living in Jammu for the last two and half years and making both ends meet by selling dholakies but ever since the lockdown, we have become jobless and living in very difficult situations. Now we want to go back to our native place in Ludhiana,” said Inzat Ali, Dara, Jagoo. Although the administration used to provide us food items during lockdown for substance but now due to no money with us, we are unable to go back as the travel agency has been demanding Rs 30,000 as fare charges, they said.
“We all are collecting money by rag picking and till date we have collected around Rs 22,000 and still we need Rs 8,000 to pay the travel agency for hiring a bus to Ludhiana. We appeal to the administration to help us so that we could go back to our homes,” said Ramzan Ali and Ronak.