Kullan residents block Srinagar-Leh highway over water scarcity

Mohammad Imran

Ganderbal: The residents of Kullan in Gund tehsil here have blocked Srinagar-Leh highway to protest the alleged failure of Public Health Engineering (PHE) department to restore water supply to the area.

Witnesses told Kashmir Reader that scores of residents of Kullan this afternoon converged at the Srinagar- Leh highway and staged anti-PHE demonstrations. Chanting slogans, the aggrieved residents blocked the strategic highway leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded.

“Two months have passed since the area was hit by the cloudburst claiming 5 lives besides damaging property worth lakhs, since then PHE department has failed to restore water supply to the area, ” a protestor told Kashmir Reader.

“Many a times, we apprised the PHE authorities about the matter, however they failed to restore the water supply,” another protestor said.

Senior civil and police officials have rushed to the area. More details emerging.