Rafiabad residents protest against water shortage


Residents of Dangiwachi and its adjoining areas in Rafiabad tehsil of Baramulla on Wednesday held a protest demonstration against the water scarcity in the area.

Scores of the protesters including men women, and children raising slogans against the PHE Department sought immediate attention of PHE, Irrigation in this regard. They warned to intensify agitation in case the problem was not solved.

The protestors also blocked Baramulla- Rafiabad road and alleged the authorities of turning a blind eye towards the grave issue. The residents lamented that the lack of potable water causes poor hygiene besides many other problems. They appealed the concerned authorities to look into the matter.

“We will hit the streets again if authorities fail to restore drinking water supply to the area at the earliest,” said a protestor.

Later, a police party reached to the spot and took the cognizance of the protest. However, after the assurances from police residents called off the protest.


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