Magam (Budgam): Hundreds of villagers in Beerwah assembly segment on Monday blocked a vital highway against the inability of authorities to ensure drinking water to the people.
The constituency is represented by former chief minister, Omar Abdullah, in J&K legislature.
Reports and eye witnesses said that hundreds of villagers, mostly women, came out on road in Mazhama in a protest following which they blocked the Srinagar-Gulmarg highway to seek attention of the government and their local lawmaker.
“We are being forced to come on road again and again,” said Farooq Ahmad, a resident of Mazhama. “The government knows it very well that our area and adjacent areas inclduing Narbal Ghat, Bazar Mohalla, Kawoosa, Chinar Colony, Kanihama and other small hamlets are facing water shortgae but they are doing nothing.”
The protest by the aggrieved villagers has resulted in huge traffic jam as people are on way to Gulmarg today which coincides with third day of Eid-ul-Azha.