Residents protest water shortage

Residents protest water shortage

Hajin: The residents of Vijpara Tehsil of Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora districtTuesday staged protests at Hajin Tundpora against non-availability of drinking water in their locality.
Raising slogans against Public Health Engineering (PHE) department, scores of men and women gathered near Tundpora and blocked Hajin –Srinagar road to press for their demands.
“We are facing shortage of drinking water since long and the authorities are not hearing our genuine voice,” said the protesters.
They said their women-folk have to travel a distance of one km to fetch drinking water.
The aggrieved protesters threatened to come out on roads again if their demands were not met immediately.
The protesters dispersed peacefully after SHO Hajin and concerned Tehsildar assured to redress their grievances.

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