200 people from Jammu missing in valley

Sep 11th, 2014 | Category: Kashmir News

More than a week after massive flash floods gripped Jammu and Kashmir particularly Srinagar, the summer capital, 543 inhabitants including 95 students of only Jammu region continue to remain trapped in different areas in the Kashmir Valley.

The worrisome aspect of the situation is that whereabouts of 200 people from Kishtwar and Doda district are still not known either to the administration of these districts or to their family members. Ever since the flooding of Valley, the office of Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar has received information about 343 inhabitants of the district having been trapped in different parts of Valley. Among these persons, 45 are the students.Similarly, the Deputy Commissioner Doda’s office has received information about 200 inhabitants of the district remaining trapped in the Valley due to floods. Among these persons are 40 students.

In the absence of any direct communication link with the civil and police heads of the districts in Kashmir valley, the Deputy Commissioners of Doda and Kishtwar have forwarded information about these 543 persons to Police Control Room and Divisional Commissioner Jammu for sharing of the same with the civil and police authorities in Valley through any possible means of communication.

“We have no option but to watch the situation with crossed fingers in the absence of communication link”, some senior officers of the civil administration in these districts told media, adding “40 persons from Doda had gone to the Valley for medical check-up while as two others for treatment and the present location of these persons is not known”.

These people, according to their families, had to remain without food and water for quite long time. According to these persons, civil administration is completely missing in Srinagar as if the administration has completely surrendered.

Even those who managed to come out of the flooded areas failed to return to their native districts because of snapping of road link.

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