Hurriyet leaders appeal for rescue

Sep 11th, 2014 | Category: Kashmir News

In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and Muhammad Yasin Malik have called upon the international community to immediately come to the rescue of tkashmir_floods_an aerial view shows buildings submirged in floodwaters10septhe Kashmiri people, who have been hit by flash floods, the worst in 60 years.

These leaders in their interviews with Kashmir Media Service said that millions of people in the occupied territory are trapped in the floods and an alarming situation has risen due to crisis of drinking water, clothes, food and electricity. The leaders said that thousands of villages have completely washed away and whereabouts of thousands of residents are not known. Exact number of causalities, they added, is difficult to ascertain as the communication channels are totally snapped. The Hurriyet leaders pointed out that though the water level has started receding but there was a strong apprehension that furious flood waters would maroon more areas in the occupied territory.Meanwhile, Hurriyet leaders Syed Ali Gilani, Bilal Ghani Lone and Shabbir Ahmad Shah have started relief work and two relief camps have been set up at Hyderpora and Sanat Nagar in Srinagar.

A meeting of Muslim Action Committee held in Jammu under the chairmanship of its President, Mohammad Shareef Sartaj expressed solidarity with the affected people and deplored the slow pace of relief work by the authorities.

According to reports, the angry residents attacked the officials from occupation authorities at some places while deploring the apathy of the administration.

On the other hand, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred three more youth during a siege and search operation in Keran area of Kupwara district, today.

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