ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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J and K: South Asia Earthquake

Weeks after the quake struck relief and rehabilitation in Kashmir remain poor. While truckloads of relief were distributed in Uri, adjoining villages like Isheum where the disaster caused massive destruction have been totally ignored. Disaster management has been so sluggish and ill-equipped that nobody knows what happened in the remote inaccessible areas, how many died and how many sustained injuries. Insurance companies waived the necessary formalities to enable victims to get compensation after the Bhuj earthquake in 2001 but they are reluctant to do the same now.

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