Relief workers face difficulties in Srinagar as people refuse to leave homes

Relief teams operating in Kashmir are facing a peculiar problem because a large number of people stuck in waterlogged Valley are refusing to leave their homes, and want the food, and other material to be delivered at their homes. It is being rumoured that with the rising thefts in the aftermath of floods during which a large number of pe12 (1)ople have left behind their homes unlocked, many house owners do no want to leave their properties. This however is causing a lot of problems for the security forces as well as the NDRF teams operating in the lanes, and bylanes of Kashmir valley.

srinagar flood water (2)unprecedented situation. There is no way we could have prepared for it. Operations are being cranked up, supplies are arriving and we are doing our best.”

The army chief meanwhile has assured that his men would work day and night to provide relief. We will supply food, water, and medicines to all the residents wherever they are stuck.

The locals in Srinagar meanwhile say that there is an increasing number of thefts in the city after frightened residents left their houses unlocked. Thieves were reported to have lifted gas cylinders, household goods from the deserted buildings and homes in the city. Mohd Shahid, a resident of Batmaloo says that there have been incidents where thieves were seen liftingsrinagar flood water (8) gas cylinders. With no police presence, and majority of security forces concentrating on relief, the people in Srinagar say that they fear their valuables will be burgled, and houses would be ruined if they move out from their houses. A man says that he had collected the wedding gifts for his daughter, and now does not know what has happened to them after the house was deserted.

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