Expressing disappointment over incidents of stone pelting on armed forces in Kashmir Valley, BJP Monday said those men from Army, IAF and security agencies, who are tirelessly working to rescue flood victims, deserve to be felicitated instead of being attacked with stones.
All necessary steps will be taken to ensure that the flood-affected people in Jammu and Kashmir do not suffer further miseries during winter which is going to set in less than two months, the state government has said.
After undertaking rescue operation in the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is now focusing on relief operations and had deployed 'boat hospitals' in water logged areas to provide health care facilities to the stranded people.
With the water level receding in river Jhelum, the threat of outbreak of epidemic in Kashmir is increasing as there is massive shortage of medicines and vaccines in the flood affected areas of the Valley.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief minister Omar Abdullah termed the situation in the state as ' very serious' on Wednesday even as over 50,000 people have been rescued by the Indian Army in the worst floods that the state has seen in the last six decades.