PM expresses grief for Leh victims, assures all help

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today assured the Jammu and Kashmir Government of all the help in rehabilitation of the victims of flash floods triggered by cloudburst in Leh region on Friday.

Updated: Aug 10, 2010, 20:45 PM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
today assured the Jammu and Kashmir Government of all the help
in rehabilitation of the victims of flash floods triggered by
cloudburst in Leh region on Friday.

The Prime Minister started a meeting here with an
all-party delegation from Jammu and Kashmir with a minute`s
silence in memory of those killed in the natural calamity and
said the entire country was with the people of the state in
their hour of sorrow.

"I welcome you today with grief in my heart, but hope in
my mind. I grieve for all those who have lost their near and
dear ones in Kashmir and in the Ladakh region," he said.

"The Government of India will continue to provide relief
and other assistance and help the State Government in
providing rehabilitation for all those affected by the
unfortunate natural disaster in Ladakh. The whole country is
with the people of J&K in their hour of sorrow," the PM said.

-PTI