Baramulla: The traders of north Kashmir’s Baramulla town Monday held a protest demonstration after excessive rain water entered into their shops.
The shopkeepers of NanaK Bawan area and other places took to streets on Monday morning and staged a protest against the district administration and other concerned bodies.
The protesting shopkeepers said that despite repeated pleas the concerned authorities failed to lay a drainage system in the area. “When we opened the shops on Monday morning, the rain water had entered most of the shops. In absence of a proper drainage system , the clogged rain water entered in our shops and damaged our merchandise,” a protesting shopkeeper said.
General Secretary of Baramulla Traders Federation, Er Tariq Ahmad Magloo, who was also among the protesters, said that the rain water from residential and non-residential areas of town clogged here in the market and entered their shops. “It is happening due to blocked of drainage system,” he said.
“Concerned departments like R&B, PHE and Municipal Council and the BEACON are blaming each other and not working on laying a proper drainage system in the area.”
“The concerned departments don’t even take pains to de-silt the blocked drains,” he added.
The protesters blocked vehicular movement on Srinagar- Muzafarabad road for some time, however, later dispersed peacefully later on.
However, they have threatened to intensify protests if the authorities fail to address their grievances.