Baliharan villagers stage protest

Baramulla: A large number of villagers from Baliharan area of Pattan in Baramulla district staged protest against the Public Health Engineering (PHE) and Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) departments on Monday over the shortage of drinking water and subsidised ration supply in the area. The villagers hit the streets and blocked the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road near the village and blocked the traffic movement for some time. The protesters blamed that their area was without proper drinking water supply for past one month.
The protesters also blamed that there was no ration supply including rice and sugar at government ration stores available for poor people of the area.