KL NEWS NETWORK
People, particularly youth, came out in large groups in different areas of Kashmir on Sunday to carry out sanitation of their respective localities as a part of united resistance leadership program.
As per the calendar by joint resistance leadership issued on Tuesday, they had called for “sanitation and cleanliness drive from 10 am to 4 pm in Mohallas, villages, localities and hospitals” on August 7.
Reports pouring in from different localities of Srinagar city said that people of all age groups had come out in groups with brooms. They cleaned the roads, pavements and drains.
Sanitation drives were carried out in Pirbagh, Hyderpora, Humhama areas of uptown Srinagar.
Volunteers in Tankipora area near DC office Srinagar cleaned the roads and lanes. Similarly drives were carried out in different localities of old Srinagar.
Reports reaching from SMHS Srinagar said that scores of volunteers held cleanliness drive inside the hospital campus. SMHS received huge number of injured during the current uprising in Kashmir.
Cleanliness drive was also reported from Botengo, Aram Bagh and Noor Bagh areas of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
In Baramulla, “extensive and comprehensive” cleanliness drives were held in Old town and other places including Kanel Bagh.
In Palhallan town, after offering Zuhr prayers, people in large numbers came out and are currently cleaning the whole area.
“As soon as the prayers concluded, the elders led the cleanliness drive from Srinagar-Muzaffarbad highway near main Chowk of Palhallan which went smoothly inside the area,” a local resident said.
Youths also cleaned the sub-district hospital Pattan, reports added.
Reports coming from South Kashmir suggest that due to heavy rain people stayed inside their homes. “We had kept our brooms ready but we did not go for drive due to rain,” a local from Pulwama told Kashmir Life. Cloud burst in Tral area triggered serious crises.
There was some cleanliness drive held in main Islamabad town but rains “did the job”. “It was a natural cleanliness drive today,” a local from the area said, “rains cleaned our area.”
Similar reports reached from Bandipora area where people preferred to stay inside homes “because of rains”.
Meanwhile, there is undeclared curfew in place in many major towns and district headquarters of the valley.
Kashmir is witnessing a civilian uprising lead by joint resistance leadership since the killing of popular militant commander Burhan Wani in Kokernag area of South Kashmir on July 08, 2016.