Butchers in Verinag pollute Jhelum water in absence of a slaughter house

Rouf Wani

Anantnag: The lack of a slaughter house in Verinag area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district is causing a tremendous damage to the ecology of River Jhelum.

The butchers in the area are polluting the River Jhelum while the authorities are acting as mute spectator as they are taking no action in this regard.

The locals said that they were using the River water for drinking purpose but the water is being polluted by butchers at its main source, due to which the water is getting polluted and remains unfit for human use.

They said that authorities are in deep slumber and have failed to take any appropriate action in this regard.

Locals alleged that the local administration is aware about the whole incident but they have failed to book the butchers who are polluting the water.

They said that the authorities have failed to construct a slaughter house for the butchers, which is the main reason for such happenings in the area.

Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Mohammad Umar blamed the Municipal Committee Dooru-Verinag for hiding such things.

“I wasn’t aware about such happenings but I assure you for immediate action regarding the pollution caused by butchers,” he said.

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