Scores of residents from Banyari Sharqi area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district staged a protest against MLA Sonawari alleging that said MLA did nothing for them after flood ravaged their village situated on the embankment of world famous Wullar Lake.
The protestors assembled in Press Enclave Srinagar and amid anti-MLA Sonawari slogans said that they have been spending days and nights in temporary tents while the government is doing nothing to address their problems. “The inundation in Wullar Lake ravaged our village. We lost everything and have been staying in temporary tents and sheds. MLA Sonawari, Muhammad Akbar Lone did only lip service while the reality is that he disappointed us,” one of the protestors Muhammad Aslam told CNS adding that District administration Bandipora is also indifferent towards their miseries
The protestors said that those whose house were completely damaged received only Rs 3000 as compensation. They appealed DC Bandipora to visit the area and take stock of the situation himself.