New Delhi, September 13, 2015 (PPI-OT): Hindu Scholar and eminent Indian civil society member Swami Agnivesh has termed it as a shame that the flood victims in Kashmir are still awaiting a rehabilitation package while a huge package has been given to Bihar with a sole purpose to garner votes. Swami Agnivesh in a statement issued in New Delhi said, “This is vote bank politics and they feel Kashmir is not their vote bank, so, Modi ignored Kashmir.”
He said that Kashmir had been eagerly awaiting an economic package to restart businesses and reconstruct infrastructure, damaged by the floods in September last year. “The floods last year submerged Srinagar’s residential neighbourhoods and villages in Kashmir. It affected nearly 15 lakh families in the region. The flood caused widespread devastation and damaged hundreds of houses and commercial infrastructure. Many flood-affected families have so far received a meager interim relief.
This is shame for the government of India and I must tell you that the attitude and behavior from New Delhi will produce more militants and nothing else,” he said. Swami Agnivesh said that the people were expecting something to come from the Indian government. “But it is unfortunate that it is not doing anything. Is it because there is election in Bihar or because Kashmiris are discriminated against. I fail to understand what yardstick the present government is using,” he said adding that there is deep alienation and India will pay a price for it in near future.
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