JKNPP protests, seeks compensation for sufferers of Saddal tragedy

Excelsior Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, Nov 17: Led by its president, Balwant Singh Mankotia, J&K National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today held a protest demonstration along with residents of Saddal village of Panchari, and demanded compensation for the people, who were left homeless by flash flood and heavy rains in September 2014.
Speaking on the occasion, Mankotia said that during flash flood around 150 people of village Saddal were forced to migrate after sliding of their houses and agriculture land. He said that these people are running from pillar to post for compensation but nobody paid heed to their woes.
He warned the Government to pay compensation to the affected people besides rehabilitating them at the earliest or get ready to face the consequences.
Later, a deputation of the aggrieved people also met with DC Udhampur and put up their demand of rehabilitation and compensation.