Water crisis in Langate triggers protest

 

Kupwara, Feb 5: Inhabitants of Falmarg Langate area of Kupwara District on Monday staged a protest against the department of public health engineering (PHE) against the non-availability of drinking water in the area.
According to reports, protesters assembled in court yard of District Commissioner Kupwara and staged a protest against the department of public health engineering (PHE). The residents raised slogans against PHE department, MLA Langate, Govt and were demanding immediate restoration of water supply to them.
The protesting residents said that they are facing immense hardships due to the acute shortage of water supply from last 15 years in the area “which is a shame on PHE department of division Handwara.”
Protesters said that with the acute shortage of water in the area, “our women have to walk miles for a single bucket of drinking water and that too is difficult to get sometimes.”
“We have been forced to come to the DC office, so that officials hear our grievances. We hope that the administration will ensure we are provided water, otherwise we will be forced to take extreme steps.”