Portable Water Crisis Sparks Protest In Sopore Town

Sopore, April 26 : Residents of Hathishah and Ningli in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday staged a protest against Jal Shakti department for ‘failing’ to provide them regular water supply.

An eyewitness told that scores of inhabitants had assembled at Jamia Qadeem in Sopore and raised slogans against the department and blocked the Sopore – Tarzoo road.

We are facing acute drinking water shortage from past several days and department is forcing them to consume filthy water from other sources, said protestors.

“We approached the concerned officials many times but nothing has been done in this regard”, they added.

However the police party of Police Station Tarzoo reached on spot and pacified the protesters and restored the traffic. knt

Meanwhile, when official at Jal Shakhti Department Sopore contaced, he said, issue will be redressed soon as we are working on it.

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