Baramulla : Residents of Kunzar area in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district , affected by water shortage staged, protest on Monday demanding regular water supply in the area.
A large number of people, especially women, raised slogans against PHE department and took to Srinagar_Gulmarg national highway and blocked road for traffic movement and alleged that they face tremendous hardships due to an acute shortage of water supply in the area.
“We have to travel upto one kilometer to fetch drinking water. The department is not taking any cognisance of our repeated pleas.” Sakeena name changed told Kashmir Despatch.
The inhabitants while talking with Kashmir Despatch said that Public Health Engineering (PHE) department has failed to provide them water supply as per schedule since the winter begins in Valley.
After protestors stopped traffic movement in the area, Tehsildar and local police team reached on the spot and assured them that the matter will be brought in the notice of concerned department officers and will be redressed soon.
2015 Kashmir Despatch