VISNEWS filmed, July 9, flood waters swirling round houses in Kashmir villages ten miles from Srinagar.
VISNEWS filmed, July 9, flood waters swirling round houses in Kashmir villages ten miles from Srinagar. For a week rain and rising rivers have dislocated life in many rural districts in Kashmir and Western Pakistan and the River Indus in India is reported to have changed its course suddenly and catastrophically in Lahore state - 14,000 villagers fled from their homes.
While Kashmiri villagers seek dry ground their Premier, Bakshi Ghulam Mohammed, has asked India for 150,000 tons of food grain. He said Kashmir's entire food crops and some food stores have been destroyed.
More than 30 people have died as a result of the devastating floods and many thousands are now homeless.
Demonstrations have occurred in Srinagar against price increases for the rationed grain. Mobs have roamed the streets forcing owners to close their shops and clashing with police.
All public meetings and processions have been banned in he city.