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Land sinking like Joshimath in Doda of Jammu and Kashmir? LG Manoj Sinha said – not at all

Jammu. People are in panic due to cracks in several houses of a village in Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir. People are comparing the way cracks are visible in many houses in Thathri’s Nai Basti village near Kishtwar-Batote National Highway, located in Doda district, with Bhudhasaon in Joshimath, Uttarakhand. However, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha refused to compare the situation in Doda with that of Joshimath.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Saturday that the Jammu and Kashmir administration is closely monitoring the situation and all possible assistance will be provided to the affected families. “All the affected houses have been evacuated and there is no need to panic,” Sinha told reporters on the sidelines of a function at the Raj Bhavan in Jammu. The administration is closely monitoring the situation and all possible steps will be taken (for rehabilitation). On being asked if there was a Joshimath-like situation in the affected village, the Lt Governor said, ‘Not at all.’

Let us tell you that some houses in Nai Basti village had started showing cracks a few days ago, but on Thursday the situation worsened due to landslides, taking the number of affected houses to 21. Three houses collapsed after cracks appeared here, while 18 other houses were found unsafe. Due to this, most of the houses in this village have been evacuated and people are being sent to relief camps.

However, there are still some families who are not leaving their homes. In such a situation, the Jammu and Kashmir Police is trying to convince these families that there is a lot of danger here. The police is explaining to the people that ‘due to the frequent landslides here, a major accident can happen at any time, so they should leave here as a precaution’.

On the other hand, Zahida Begum, affected by this incident, said that she has been living in the village for 15 years and was surprised to see cracks in the houses. Demanding proper rehabilitation of the affected families, he said, ‘There is panic among more than 50 families in the village. Most of the houses developed cracks after Thursday’s landslide. (with language input)

Tags: jammu and kashmir, Joshimath, land slides, Manoj Sinha

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