Hundreds of residents from Litter blocked Highway near Sangam in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday demanding Tehsil status to Litter. The protestors amid anti-government slogans threatened that people from Litter and its adjacent areas will stage a massive protest in City Centre Lal Chowk of Srinagar if the government did not give a word about the issue to the people within three days.
The protestors carrying placards and banners assembled on road and blocked the traffic for hours. Amid anti-government slogans the protestors including men, women and children alleged that Government is showing no keenness to pacify the protestors and concede to their demand.
“We are protesting from past 17 days but till date not a single officer from district administration or State Government visited the area. Litter has been ignored by government from time to time but this time there will be grave repercussions in case it is not granted Tehsil status,” Advocate Rayees Qadri told CNS.
He said that Litter residents will hold a demonstration Srinagar after three days in case government fails to concede to their demand.