Jun 242013

Nature’s fury, human greed and sleeping on the dead, this is happening in Uttarakhand.  Officials say more than 51,000 people are still stranded at various places while over 24,000 have been rescued to safety.

There was horror and disbelief in the eyes of those were rescued from the flood ravaged areas of Uttarakhand. While some thanked God, others are too numbed to react, having seen the havoc perpetuated by the nature.

As massive rescue operations are underway in Uttarakhand, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on said that at present the priority is to bring affected people to safe places and not to point fingers at who is responsible for massive destruction.

In a veiled attack on BJP’s demand of calling the Uttrakahnd tragedy a natural calamity, the Union Minister said that at present relief and rescue operations are government’s priority and it’s not important whether we call it a national calamity or not.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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