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As Joshimath sinks, Mehbooba says environmental disasters in waiting in J&K
1/16/2023 10:26:12 PM
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Jan 16: Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said it was sad that the destruction that is sinking Joshimath in Uttarakhand has not served as a wake up call for the government of India.
She said ecologically fragile states like Jammu and Kashmir was waiting for environmental disasters.
“Sadly the destruction that sank Joshimath hasn't served as a wake up call for GOI. They lack vision & can only flare communal tensions to divert public attention from their failures,” she tweeted.
“Joshimath is just the tip of the iceberg. In similar ecologically fragile states like J&K, Shri Amarnath & Vaishno Devi are environmental disasters in waiting. GOIs sheer recklessness to not limit the number of pilgrims & extend roads right into these spots will cause havoc,” she added.
Joshimath, an important pilgrimage destination and gateway to famous pilgrimage sites like Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib , has been sinking and it has caught the glare of the entire country. Joshimath is facing a major challenge due to land subsidence and is sinking gradually with huge cracks developing in houses, on roads and fields.
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