Flood effectees of Reshun demands compensation
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
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.