When Locals Rescued CRPF Men, Served them Food

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Srinagar: They often engage them in brickbats but when it comes to their softer side Kashmiri’s are a hospitable people.

this was again proven when on Wednesday night residents of Qaimou, Kulgam not only rescued a group of CRPF personnel from flood hit area but also opened their homes to them.

Eyewitnesses said that a group of CRPF personnel from 18th Battalion got stranded in the village as their vehicle got stuck as it tried to cross the stream in absence of the bridge  which had been washed away by the flood waters “Scores of people came to their help and rescued them from the flood waters. We provided them clothes, food and arranged bedding for them. They stayed whole night at a residential house,” said a group of people.

Eyewitnesses said that on Friday morning, large contingent of CRPF personnel arrived at Qaimou while some personnel used life-saving jackets and water tubes to help their colleagues to evacuate from them from the flood hit area.

“We are very grateful to the people who not only rescued us but also served us. They are humane and benevolent,” said a CRPF man. CNS

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