FLOODED KASHMIR - A FORTNIGHT LATER
Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood,
Kashmir has once again been vitiated - now by the Nature. There has already been recent history of adversities of different hues. The poor Kashmiris somehow continue to be at the receiving end: from the times of the Maharaja's self-centered rule to the couldn't care less attitude of the successive chief ministers to the demoralizing militancy since 1988 to the hurting earthquake of 2008 to the drowning floods of 2014. For centuries the societal actors have only been enjoying Kashmir's cool and panoramic beauty but have hardly invested into the infrastructure, basic amenities of life, educational facilities, connectivity. There has always been a feeling of an unfortunate inherent bias at the other end.