Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has clearly failed miserably in his response to the devastating earthquakes last week. Here is a report from on-scene:
news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20051014/wl … slamrelief
[quote]MADIAN, INDIAN KASHMIR, AND DIRHKOG, PAKISTANI KASHMIR - When the earthquake struck on Oct. 8, Muzloom Hussain was at his post for the Indian Army in Uri. The food he carried home with him after the disaster is still the only aid the village has received.
Even five days later, no aid workers have come to Madian. No Army helicopters have carried away the wounded. The villagers are wondering what is the point of being part of India.
“We have buried three people with our own hands. We have received no help from outside,” says Muzloom Hussain, standing in front of a small lean-to made of cornstalks, where his family now lives. “The thing we need is shelter now. The snows are coming.”
In far-off villages like Madian and across the Indian portion of divided Kashmir, the death toll from the quake continues to rise. While relief trucks have begun to trundle in, much of the relief seems to be coming from private aid groups, mosques, and separatist parties, rather than government agencies.[/quote]
Five whole days and they haven’t even gotten food in. Forget about evacuating everyone to the NehruDome, where there would no doubt be rampant cannibalism anyway. The IEMA has done nothing useful. Prime Minister Singh should be impeached.