Miseries of IOK flood victims continue

ISLAMABAD: People from various areas of the flood hit Held Kashmir Valley have said that the puppet authorities have failed to distribute free ration and in a few areas only 25 kilograms of rice grains were distributed.

Many people told media men that they were being made to move from  pillar to post to get free ration quota and the officials were virtually invisible on ground, Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported.

Residents of Hazratbal, Buchpora, Habak, Naseem Bagh, Mala Bagh and other adjoining areas of Srinagar complained that so far the promises made by the puppet regime were yet to be fulfilled and the serious dearth of ration was being felt on ground.

People from various areas maintained that they had been taken for a ride by the authorities as the administration’s claims and announcements contradicted the reality being witnessed on ground in Srinagar and other areas of the Valley.

A resident of uptown Srinagar, Ghulam Rasool Mir, said that ministers announced before TV cameras that free ration of 50 Kgs per month had been allotted to each household for the period of six months but when the concerned depots were approached, the officials there said that they had not received any such order.

“We heard that ration was provided to the people at various areas but there are scores of other localities that are in the desperate need.

The areas wherein the flood victims have taken refuge must be looked into so that appropriate measures are taken by authorities in ending the crises that is being felt on ground,” said Gulzar Ahmad of Hawal, Srinagar.

Source: APP