By: Raja Syed Rather
Ganderbal: Locals of Baroosa village in Ganderbal Monday blocked Baroosa-Ganderbal road to register their protest against shortage of drinking water in their area for the past 20 days.
Witnesses said that women and men assembled on the road at Inderkoot village and stopped movement of vehicular traffic to protest against lack of potable water.
Raising slogans against the Jal Shakti department, they said that they brought the issue of scarcity of water in their area into the notice of authorities several times but nothing was done to resolve their grievance.
“We are being forced to drink contaminated water from streams” said a local Shahid Ahmad.
He said the residents approached the authorities several times to no avail. The protesters appealed to the concerned authorities to look into the matter.
Later, they dispersed peacefully after a police team reached the spot and assured the protestors that the matter would be taken to higher authorities.
An official from Jal Shakti department said that they have taken note of the grievance and it will be addressed shortly. (KNO)