At least 1.5 lakh people are still stranded, a week after Jammu & Kashmir’s worst flood in over a century. The residents claim that they have been starving for days and only the army and the central reserve police force are helping by delivering water, food, clothes and basic medicine. The army officials promise to push the rescue and relief operations and say will not give up.
The disaster has fuelled public anger in the region with locals questioning the chief minister Omar Abdullah’s government on their laid-back attitude towards providing relief. "We are totally helpless. All the local boys and girls are helping us. The chief minister is just enjoying himself."
Here are the videos of a few people, HT spoke to from Kashmir.
"The chief minister Omar Abdullah is sitting in a five star hotel, having meals with MLA's or his family but he is not willing to help us."
"The government and the policemen are corrupt. The ones helping us are the army and the CRPF."
“We have managed to rescue people from Bemina, Tengpura and Batamaloo. We have managed to push people back”, says Col. Dinesh Singh.