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     December 07,  2015


Flood effectees of Reshun demands compensation

By Zahiruddin

The flood affected people of Reshun and Green Lusht have demanded of the government to compensate them with 5 lakh rupees which the prime minister had announced in July last while visiting the flood-hit village.

Addressing the protest meeting held in the village here on Sunday, the speakers Ghulam Nabi Khan, Muhammad Nabii Khan, Shah Alam, Maulana Hassan Shah, Irshad Ahemd and others gave a deadline of one week to the government and warned of full-scale protest if the compensation was not paid as per announcement.

They lamented that the torrential floods and glacial lake outburst rendered 132 families homeless in the twin villages who are still living in tents as they did not afford to have their devastated homes with the petty amount of only one lakh rupees which the provincial government paid to them one month ago.

They said that with the advent of harsh winter season in the area, the homeless people are finding it hard to live in tents as no life is possible without bonfire which cannot be lighted in tents while the tents are of ordinary nature to withstand the weight of snow.

They said that the area is also facing acute food problem as the affected people have lost their agricultural land and livestock as well to the devastating flood through they derived their sustenance.

Expressing their deep anguish and resentment against the government, they said that the prime minister had pledged half a million rupees each to the families who had lost their homes for their rehabilitation but it all proved to be a farce.

Later, the protesters dispersed peacefully giving the government a deadline of one week.



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