Magam: Locals and members of civil society on Tuesday staged a protest march in this central Kashmir Township against the dumping of solid waste in Nallah Ferozpora.
Scores of activists assembled at the main town here and took out a peaceful march to protest the dumping of solid waste in Nallah Ferozpora, a primary source of water to different villages, witnesses told Kashmir Reader. The protest march held under the banner of J&K RTI foundation and ‘Ferozpora River Bachaw Movement’ passed through higher secondary school before concluding peacefully at the main town.
“At a time when the swatch Bharat campaign is on its peak and stories of its success are being spread, the authorities here are turning blind eye to the deterioration of Nallah Ferozpora which has been turned into a dumping site” Chairman RTI foundation Er Irfan Ali Banka told Kashmir Reader.
“We knocked the doors of the authorities many a times but they seem to be not interested in taking the cognizance of this grave issue,” he added.