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Water shortage triggers protest in B’pora

Appeals authorities to redress their grievance


Nasir Khuehami
Bandipora, Nov 13 (KNS): Residents of Watapora area in Bandipora district of North Kashmir here on Monday protested against the PHE department because of shortage of drinking water in their area.
Inhabitants assembled at Sopore-Bandipora road and staged protest demonstrations against shortage of water Supply.
The sit-in protest lead to the disruption of vehicular movement for Several hours on the Sopore-Bandipora road.
A group of protesting women said “We are forced to take the filthy water as taps in our homes and localities have run dry,” added that every day we cover a long distance to obtain potable water.
The inhabitants alleged that officials in the PHE department have failed to provide water supply to them as per schedule.
"Our women folk have to fetch water from a long distance," a local resident of watapora Ghulam Hassan Khan.
The residents of these the villages have appealed the PHE to look into the matter, so that the normal water supply service can be restored.
The protestors dispersed off peacefully following assurance by officials to redress the problem on priority.
When contacted PHE Official, he said it is all due to dry spell that causes major water crisis, and with in short span of time the demand of residents will be solved. (KNS)