Reyaz Rashid

Dangiwachi inhabitants protest against water scarcity

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Rafiabad, September 05: Residents of Dangiwachi and its adjoining areas in Rafiabad Tehsil of Baramulla on Wednesday held a protest demonstration against the acute water scarcity in the area.

Scores of the protesters including men women, and children Makhipora Bala, Dangiwachi 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 the authorities will 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 here called off the protest.

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