Stranded residents of snowbound areas demand airlifting

Scores of residents of far flung areas of Marwah, Warwan today staged a protest demonstration in front of district development commissioner’s office here and demanded immediate availability of airlifting facility to the stranded people.
Stranded residents of snowbound areas demand airlifting
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Scores of residents of far flung areas of Marwah, Warwan today staged a protest demonstration in front of district development commissioner's office here and demanded immediate availability of airlifting facility to the stranded people.

While talking to Greater Kashmir, the protestors said that they are facing grave problems in these far flung areas where no medical care is available to the sick.

Due to the protest, the vehicular movement remained closed for five hours in Kishtwar. The protesters said that the district administration and the government are taking for granted the problems of stranded people of Marwah, Warwah .

The lamented that "we are waiting for air service from last five days but the district administration and Air Force officials are passing buck to each other and delaying the movement of stranded people.

 "Our children and women who are ill need advanced treatment. Airlifting services are only provided on one side while the passengers are later left stranded", they said.

The protestors shouted slogans and appealed the district development commissioner to ensure availability of air lifting to and fro.

When contacted District Development Kishtwar, Mohammad Javed Khan, assured that the air service will be started from tomorrow (Friday) and the administration will devise proper shifting procedure of stranded people in Kishtwar.

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