Without water for 15 days, residents in Srinagar locality stage protest

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Srinagar: Residents at Batamaloo area of Srinagar city blocked the road leaving vehicles stranded for nearly an hour to protest against water shortage in the area.

The protesters raised slogans against Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department and closed the road near Reka Chowk. They blocked the road by using wooden logs and tyres.

A local news gathering agency Kashmir News Truust quoting eyewitnesses reported that protesters mainly women, holding sticks in their hands sat on a dharna chanting slogans against the Department.

They said the area from the past 15 days is without water while the authorities despite repeated pleas to restore water supply have failed to take any tangible step in this regard.

The protesters’ said the PHE department has taken them for a ride thus leaving no option for them but to block the road. (KNT)

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