Farooq Abdullah requires probe into Amarnath Yatra cloudburst incident

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Picture Supply : PTI President of J&Ok Nationwide Convention Farooq Abdullah.

Nationwide Convention (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday stated the federal government ought to order an inquiry to determine how tents and neighborhood kitchens have been arrange in a highly-vulnerable space near the Amarnath cave shrine within the south Kashmir Himalayas, which was hit by flash floods on Friday.

“We’re hopeful that the federal government will kind an inquiry fee to know the way it occurred and why it occurred,” Abdullah advised reporters after assembly Yashwant Sinha, the joint opposition candidate for the July 18 presidential polls, right here.

The previous Jammu and Kashmir chief minister questioned the choice to arrange tents and “langar” (neighborhood kitchen) in such a susceptible space.

“The situation of the tents and langars is such that I don’t assume this stuff have been performed there earlier. Panjtarni is such a pleasant space for this. This must be investigated, perhaps it’s a human error,” Abdullah stated. He stated the kin of the victims needs to be given compensation and steps needs to be taken to make sure that such incidents don’t happen once more.

The demise toll within the flash floods triggered by heavy rain close to the Amarnath cave shrine rose to 16 on Saturday because the search operations continued with no break amid fears that many are nonetheless trapped below the particles. 

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