Nepal Earthquake is a calamity faced by south Asian geopolitics and its suffering people across the border.Rescue operation is never enough in the Himalayan zone and media always focuses on urban centres and business places of religion and tourism,overlooking rest of the Hiamalays.It happened during Kedar Tsunami and it is happening now as we miss the scenario beyond kathmandu and have some glimpses around the Everest.We have no information about the remote areas.
"There have been conflicting re ports that RSS has sent off its people to Nepal for relief work, that is not true. Our volunteers of HSS have started work, but they are Nepalese.It is a foreign country and we need to co-ordinate with the government of Nepal for any relief work through the RSS," said Sangh's Prachar Pramukh Manmohan Vaidya."Dattaji has gone to Nepal and he will co-ordinate what HSS needs to do, and whether it is alright with the government of Nepal, for us to send people from here," he added.
He said that RSS shakhas outside of India were nomenclatured as the HSS, and that some volunteers from the Nepal wing had distributed dry food and water to those left stranded by the earthquakes. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has been fair ly prompt in rescue and relief works in the past and it forms an important part of its activities as an organsiation. According to BJP VicePresident Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, RSS began its activities in rescue work after the 1979 cyclone in Andhra Pradesh, and Morvi floods in Gujarat after the Macchu Dam burst its walls, also in the same year.
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Over 2,000 dead; Friendly nations ask India to fly out their citizens from Nepal
While New Delhi was the first responde to the massive earthquake that has resulted in over 2,200 deaths in Nepal by deploying a C 130 J aircraft to send in a rescue team and conduct a reconnaissance mission to assess the dam age, a 68 member team from China landed on Sunday for rescue opera tions on board a special aircraft.
Even as damage has been reported in Tibet where the death figures are believed to be 17 and rising, Beijing deployed its rescue team with sniffer dogs and rescue equipment to Kathmandu.According to reports from Beijing, four Chinese citizens, including a mountaineer have been killed in the Nepal quake. The Chinese team consists of at least 40 military personnel as well.
"The Chinese government is mobilising emergency relief supplies which will be delivered to the disaster-hit area in Nepal very soon," Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei said in Beijing, adding that President Xi Jinping has sent messages of con dolence to his Nepalese counterparts.
China has been increasing its relations with Kathmandu steadily and has emerged a big trading partner with Nepal. Several key infrastructure projects are being executed by Chinese companies and a plan to extend the Tibet rail network to Nepal has also been approved. This ambitious 540 km long rail project involves digging a tunnel under Mt Everest.
Among other nations, Pakistan too has sent assistance teams to Kathmandu with two C 130 aircraft landing on Sunday with a medical team emergency supplies. The Pakistani team also consists of a 30-bed mobile hospital and two more C 130 aircraft are expected to be sent soon to the Himalayan nation. Sources said that India has meanwhile received requests from several friendly nations to fly out their citizens from Nepal and assist in search missions for the missing which are being positively addressed.
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The 7.9 quake that hit the Himalayan nation also left at least 62 people dead in India. Bihar reported 46 deaths and Uttar Pradesh 13.
Reports from Kathmandu indicated a trail of destruction and harrowing time for its citizens.Bodies were still being pulled out from rubbles of collapse buildings, often with bare hands, and the city's hospitals were swamped with injured. Outside Kathmandu's medical college, a makeshift operation theater was set up in a tent to carry out emergency surgeries and doctors said there was a severe shortage of medical supplies. Rescue and relief work had to be stopped for a while on Sunday following a strong aftershock, which itself measured 6.7 and sent horrified people out into the streets.
India was the first to send in aid, with supplies starting within hours of Saturday's killer quake.On Sunday, as many as 19 aircraft with relief material and rescue teams were sent. In its rescue efforts in Nepal, New Delhi has also upstaged China, which on Sunday sent in a rescue team with sniffer dogs and equipment.