Non availability of water

Protesters blocked Srinagar-Jammu highway

Aman Malik
Anantnag, May 27: Residents of Churath & Badragund area of Devsar constituency are up in the arms against the PHE department Qazigund.
Amid slogans against PHE Department, large number of people including women holding empty pots said they are facing tremendous hardship without drinking water.
The protestors alleged that PHE Department has turned deaf ear to the problems being faced by them due to non-availability of water.
“We are facing water scarcity for the past few days and no one from the PHE Department has come to redress the problem till date, which forced them to come on roads”, they added.
Later, the protestors blocked the vehicular movement on the Srinagar- Jammu National Highway & Qazigund Kulgam road. Long traffic queues were witnessed during the protest.
On getting information, senior police officers rushed to the spot and assured the protestors to redress their water scarcity problem at the earliest.
After the assurance, the protestors dispersed and the vehicular movement was restored on the National Highway.