Deadly flooding occurs regularly and increasingly here thanks to mindless developmental ideas, and rescue operations are often slow and scattershot as always. Some residents of Jammu and Kashmir are spurning government aid as too little and too late, a few days after floods devastated the area. While rescue teams and officials papmer themselves using the charged media, which found another disaster material to manufacture and sell short fictions.
At least 200 people have died, with many missing, and there are mounting fears of disease spreading as criticism grows of the government’s response. It is unfolding in a place where, for historical reasons, trust between the populace and the government is so low that some relief deliveries will surely dissolve into open confrontation.