Srinagar, October 24, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS), a civil society organisation, told the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, during his visit to the territory that unprecedented delay in relief and rehabilitation measures is quite disturbing and infuriating.
“Looking at the magnitude of losses, it may be difficult for the Indian government to take up the task of reconstruction and rehabilitation of around 50 lakh flood-affected people, therefore, international aid by the United Nations, foreign countries, NGOs and individuals from across the globe should be allowed to flow into Kashmir as per the standard practice in the world during such disasters,” KCSDS member, Shakeel Qalandar, according to a statement, told the Prime Minister.
The KCSDS also demanded a high-level judicial probe into the causes of flood and criminal negligence of warnings given in 2010 by the Flood Control Department.
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