Many of them complain that the government, which although maintained a heavy presence in the territory to keep a cover on the revolt, has left them to their fate. Residents stranded for days by the floodwaters also alleges that the army has selectively evacuated tourists and people according to a pre-set priority list, leaving locals to be rescued later by volunteers.

 

Migrant workers and poor people say they are all still struggling for basic amenities like safe drinking water, food packets and blankets. Meanwhile, a migrant worker from northwestern province of Rajasthan who makes brooms to earn a living, Jitesh, said the floods have literally left them with nothing.

 

It may be mentioned here that over 2.37 lakh people have been so far rescued while medical treatment has been provided to nearly 75,000 of them in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir where relief and and rescue operations entered the 16th day on Wednesday.

 

While about 3,887 tonnes of relief material have been ferried by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to Jammu and Kashmir so far.

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