J&K floods: Where have separatist leaders disappeared? ask Kashmiri people

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Srinagar, September 9: As Jammu and Kashmir has been reeling under unrelenting floods since last week, the victims of the state are asking where are the Hurriyat Conference leaders and JKLF Chief Yasin Malik, who always talk about the rights of Kashmiri people.

Kashmiri people are startled by the absence of the Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who advocates on their rights and why he is not being seen during the grim situation caused by floods.

OneIndia on Tuesday talked to Srinagar-based sources, who said that according to him, Hurriyat Conference leaders have separated themselves from the flood-related relief and rescue operations.

Another source said that Hurriyat has no experience of dealing with flood- situation crisis. That's why, its leaders are avoiding to visit flood-hit areas.

Renowned Filmmaker and social activist, 57-year-old Ashoke Pandit said, "now Kashmiri people should realise that separatists like Geelani and Yasin Malik, can never raise their voice for the their well-being."

Shahid Khan, a Shikara-rider from the Dal Jheel of Srinagar, is one of the lucky person, who came to Delhi for some work.

He told OneIndia, "Earlier, I got to know that JKLF Chief Yasin Malik has met flood-hit people. But now, I got an information that Malik is in Delhi. I don't understand how can he desert his people during such time."

"In Delhi, he is saying that his party is focusing on the flood-relief work. Hurriyat is just deceiving Kashmiri people", he further said.

Another kashmiri student, Parvez, also vented his anger on Hurriyat leaders while talking to OneIndia, " These people always advocate about the welfare of Kashmir and Kashmiri people. But when Kashmiris need them, there whereabouts are not known. I think, they all have joined the flood-relief work in Pakistan."

Like Jammu and Kashmir, heavy monsoon rains and flash floods have killed scores of people in Pakistan, as well as the part of Kashmir that is under Pakistan control.

Nearly 200 people have been killed in floods and rain-related incidents in Pakistan with four days of incessant showers leaving a trail of death and destruction.

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