Assam, Bihar flood – More than 100 dead, over 22 lakh affected

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One frequently asked question is, if God is controlling, then why is He making people suffer? Sure there is an answer to it but we need to understand the science.

assam bihar flood“Assam State Disaster Management Authority today said,”With today’s deaths, the toll in this year’s flood-related incidents has gone up to 99. The situation is likely to worsen as waters of the Brahmaputra and 10 other rivers were flowing above the danger mark at 15 places.” Reports state that most of the forest areas in Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Lawkhua wildlife sanctuary were submerged under water. Nagaon Deputy Commissioner Shamsher Singh said the waters of the Brahmaputra river breached a crucial dyke at Hatimura inundating vast areas of the district.

Dhubri was reportedly the worst-affected with 3.98 lakh people affected, followed by Morigaon with 3.14 lakh people. Chief Public Relations Officer of Northeast Frontier Railway Pranav Jyoti Sharma said 22 trains have been cancelled while 14 others were stranded at various places as the tracks are flooded at places across the northeast.

Following the havoc in the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who toured various flood-affected areas in Dibrugarh district, an official release claimed. “The prime minister expressed concern and assured all possible help and support to the state government in handling the situation,” the release further said. On the other hand, heavy rainfall in Trai regions of Nepal and Seemanchal since yesterday have deteriorated the situation in Kishanganj, Purnea, Araria and Katihar districts of Bihar. Darbhanga, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Madhepura, Saharsa, Supaul, East and West Champaran are the other affected districts. If reports are to be believed, railway stations in Kishanganj, Katihar and Jogbani in Araria were flooded by water, leaving scores of passengers stranded….” -Read more at ZeeNews India.

One frequently asked question is, if God is controlling, then why is He making people suffer? While we all sympathize with the situations in the flood affected areas, the answer to the above question is found in this news article. It is mentioned there that it is not God who makes one suffer. It is the individuals who cause themselves to suffer or enjoy due to their own past activities. This “past” does not refer only to one’s past in this life but in his all previous lives. The result is served when one’s actions become matured, just like a fixed deposit in a bank yields result on its maturity, or a criminal is hanged when he crosses a limit of committing crimes. This is the reason sometimes we see an apparently sinful person enjoying his past good actions and a seemingly religious person suffering his past misdeeds.