ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Kashmir: A Flood and Leaving People to Their Own Devices

The floods in Jammu and Kashmir showed that even the most elementary precautions were not taken in time, and the state government was caught napping. The result was that volunteers, mostly local youth, carried out rescue and relief operations in Srinagar and the Kashmir Valley, and so-called separatist leaders moved into the vacuum left by the state. The state's economy is in tatters, and reviving it is a momentous task.

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