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Chadoora villagers plant paddy saplings on dilapidated road

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Protesting with a difference…

Srinagar: Residents of Check Mohalla in Qazipora village of Chadoora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district Monday chose a different and unique way to protest against the government’s failure of repairing the important road link by planting paddy saplings on a muddy road stretch to attract attention of authorities.

Quoting locals, news agency KNO reported that villagers planted the paddy saplings as a mark of protest on the Chadoora-Check Mohalla Qazipora road to highlight its poor condition.

Residents alleged that authorities had consistently failed to repair the road barely six km away from tehsil headquarters in Chadoora.

The residents of the village said that the road is in dilapidated condition as the stretch has not been repaired since a decade making commuting for the locals very difficult.

“We took to the streets a number of times to press for our demands but all in vain as the concerned authorities failed to take any step in this regard,” a local said.

They appealed the district administration Budgam to repair and macdamize the road so that they can heave a sigh of relief.

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