Hundreds of flood-hit families spend nights under open sky
Hundreds of flood affected families, rendered homeless, are still spending nights under open sky as the government has failed to accommodate them in temporary shelters or provide them tents. The government claims that rehabilitation and relief operations are being carried out for the affected families have proved a cruel joke for them.
According to these affected families, neither any official have visited them nor have they been provided any kind of relief.
Scores of delegations visited Greater Kashmir office on Residency Road on Monday and expressed their resentment against the government for failing to provide any immediate relief till they would be able to recover from the shock of losses they faced.
A delegation from Shah Mohalla Nawab Bazar here led by Rouf Ahmad said that dozens of families have been rendered homeless due to recent floods. He informed that the residential house of Muhammad Amin Pampori collapsed. “The family is homeless now. Their every household item was washed away. They also lost the furniture meant for selling purpose worth Rs 6 lakhs in the floods,” he added.
He said that other families rendered homeless include that of Ghulam Nabi Malik s/o Ghulam Ahmad Malik, Abdur Rehman Wani s/o Ghulam Rosool Wani while Fayaz Ahmad Pampori lost his commercial van DL 9CE 4304 along with goods of Rs 3 lakh.
Locals expressed resentment against the government, saying, “We were not provided temporary sheds to live in. We are being provided food by relatives and neighbors.” They demanded immediate rehabilitation of the affected families.
Another delegation from Barbar Shah here expressed similar views and urged government to take immediate steps for their rehabilitation. “The residential houses of Muhammad Yusuf Hundoo, Muhammad Shafi Handoo, Farooq Ahmad Handoo, Muhammad Ayoub Hundoo, Abdul Hameed Peer, joint house of Abdur Rashid Haroon, Gulzar Ahmad Handoo and Abdur Rashid Malik collapsed and these families are living under open sky,” they said.