‘Int’l community, OIC should help rebuild flood-hit Kashmir’
Terming as cruel joke the relief package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday for flood affected people of J&K, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Friday reiterated his appeal to the international community and Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) to directly send relief for the rehabilitation of flood victims of Kashmir.
“The relief package of Rs 570 crore announced by Modi during his Kashmir visit would not compensate even two percent of the total loss caused due to the September floods. If international aid does not reach Kashmir, it will take two decades to rebuild it. Hence, the world community and OIC should play their role in rebuilding flood ravaged Kashmir on humanitarian grounds,” Geelani said in a statement today, adding that “If the blockade of international aid by the government of India continues, it will have dangerous consequences and people here will suffer the worst in the coming days.”
“Since New Delhi has adopted a prejudiced mindset towards people of Kashmir and their sufferings, the international community must persuade it to allow the relief to reach the flood hit people,” Geelani said