Residents suffer as road remains blocked



In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Kupwara-Karnah road remained blocked for the fourth day, today, following heavy snowfall in the district.

The road block affected daily life. Earlier, two dead bodies of Karnah residents remained stuck in Kupwara while their relatives demanded that the bodies be airlifted at the earliest.

“We are going through mental trauma for the last three days as we are helpless,” said a relative of one of the deceased.

Muhammad Rafiq, 35, died in Srinagar due to kidney failure. He was on dialysis for the last four years. Another youth had died just two days of his marriage in a tragic accident in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Meanwhile, locals of Karnah expressed anguish over the failure of the authorities of constructing a tunnel on the Kupwara-Karnah road, resulting in severe hardships to them.—KMS