Baramulla: Residents of several villages of Rafiabad here on Wednesday stated a protest against the non-availability of clean drinking water. The residents of Makhipora Bala, Dangiwachi and other villages this morning hit the streets and staged a demonstration against the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department against the scarcity of clean drinking water in the villages, witnesses told Kashmir Reader.
Chanting anti-government slogans, the protesters blocked Baramulla- Rafiabad road. The protesters alleged that they were suffering due to non-availability of drinking water from several days. “If the department fails to restore water supply in the villages, we will launch a massive stir,” the protesters said.
Later, a police party reached the spot and assured protestors that matter will be taken up with the higher authorities. Following assurances, the villagers called off the protest.