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Broken Promises: Krichapathri Shopian residents rue lack of basic facilities

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Shopian: Resentment is brewing among the residents of Krichapathri in Hirpora hamlet of south Kashmir’s Shopian district against the administration for its failure to provide basic facilities in the village.
The residents living around 2.5 kilometers from the historical Mughal road have been left neglected by the administration as no basic facilities are being provided to the residents.
Locals said that even in the 21st century they are without basic amenities as since the last 60 years politicians visited the village for votes and no developmental work was executed in the village.
“There is no proper connectivity to the area due to which they are suffering. We carry patients on cart for 2.5 kilometres to take him to hospital,” the local said.
Asif Ahmad, a local resident said that they are living a miserable life as no one comes to their rescue.
“Our village has been neglected on the developmental front as it lacks proper road connectivity and proper potable drinking water supply,” he said.
The residents said they are given step motherly treatment as no attention is being provided towards their village despite repeated visits to the offices of concerned authorities.
“We get scheduled power supply and that is the only facility we have in our village,” said Mohammad Akbar, a local resident .
The residents said the demand for proper road connectivity and water supply have been lingering since years.
“We are hopeful that these issues will be redressed soon,” the residents said.
Locals said that they have brought these issues to the notice of concerned authorities several times but to no avail.
“We again urge the higher ups to look into the matter so that we can heave a sigh of relief,” the residents said.

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Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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