Uri villages protest lack of mobile connectivity

Uri villages protest lack of mobile connectivity
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Baramulla: The residents of several forlorn villages in the border belt of Uri have again protested against the deprivation of mobile connectivity and urged the authorities to connect the area with the airwaves.
Scores or people from different villages of Uri hit the roads against BSNL authorities for not installing mobile towers in their areas due to which people of these villages are completely cut off from the other world. The villages including Dardkote, Isham, Uroosa, Gawalta, Nawa Runda, Kamalkote took to streets to register protest against authorities for not installing mobile network towers.
Nadeem Akbar Abbasi, a local resident said that the idea of digital world has still not been practiced in these villages as the residents continue to remain cut off from the rest of world with the non facility of mobile communication.
Tehsildar Uri Mohammad Aslam told the protesters that their grievances have been forwarded to the higher authorities.
The constituency representative of Uri legislator Dr Sajad said that he has taken up the issue with the concerned deputy commissioner in Baramulla. He hoped that the villages would be soon connected with mobile networking.
The villagers had protested last week in Salambad market and blocked the road for some time. The authorities assured them that their demands will be looked into within a week’s time but they alleged that no forward movement has been made so far.