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2014 Floods : Gujjar and Bakarwal community seek compensation for livestock losses

Rouf Pampori

Rouf Pampori

5 Dariya News

Srinagar , 31 Jul 2017

Scores of people from Gujjar and Bakarwal community held a protest here urging the Government to provide compensation to them, for their loss of livestock in 2014 devastating floods.The protesters hailing from different districts of Kashmir Valley who assembled here in Press Enclave Srinagar said that they were severely hit by the devastating floods during September 2014 and are totally neglected by the Government.“We lost all the livestock including horses, cows, sheep and goats while the government had assured us of help but till date we haven’t received any kind of monetary assistance,” Gujjar Bakarwal President Jammu Kashmir President Meer Ahmed Bajad told CNS.He said that government has sanctioned compensation for them but the respective District Development Commissioners are not interested in fund distribution.“We urge Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to direct DDC’s to distribute the compensation among the flood hit victims,” the protesters said. (CNS)





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