In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, unseasonal snowfall and heavy rains in the upper reaches of Pir Panjal area has left hundreds of nomadic families in distress while authorities have sounded flood alarm In Srinagar after Jhelum breached 16-ft mark at Ram Munshibagh.
The upper reaches like Rich Bagla, Katoria Sar and Rupri Marg have received heavy snowfall and there is fear of huge loss to livestock of nomads.
They nomadic families from Kotranka Tehsil of Rajouri district are presently stuck at Ghogera Thill in upper reaches of the Reasi district along with their livestock. The unexpected snowfall in the area has added to their miseries. Notably, Gujjar and Bakarwal families migrate to upper reaches in the summer every year for grazing their cattle.
On the other hand , the 84-km long Bandipora-Gurez road has been temporary closed for traffic movement following fresh snowfall at Razdan Top.
The authorities in Islamabad, Kulgam, Shopian, Kupwara, Baramulla and Ramban districts have ordered suspension of class work in schools in the districts in view of the heavy rains.—KMS