Magam residents protest against shortage of drinking water, block Srinagar-Gulmarg highway

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The residents of Mazhama village of Magam in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday blocked the Srinagar-Gulmarg highway due to the lack of potable water in the area.

Reports said that scores of the residents including men, women and children assembled at Magam on Srinagar-Gulmarg highway, shouting anti-administration and anti-PHE slogans against the scarcity of drinking water, and demanded the early redressal of the grievance. The protest left hundreds of vehicles stranded on the highway.

The protesting residents said that the area is without the water from last many days, and despite repeated requests, the administration has failed to restore the problem.

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