Bilal Ahmad

Sopore residents protest lack of basic amenities

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Sopore: The inhabitants of Ningli area of Sopore town in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district Saturday held a protest demonstration over lack of basic facilities in their locality.

Scores of residents mostly women gathered in their locality at Ningli and blocked the Sopore—Hajin road for hours. However, traffic was later restored after police intervened and assured the protestors to get their issues resolved.

The protesters said that there is tremendous shortage of drinking water besides, rued the fact that the area reels under power cuts as well.

“The area has no scheduled power supply and tap water supply since last three months and the residents face hardships especially in this hot summer season. We have approached the concerned departments so many times about our sufferings but nobody seems to be taking our issues seriously,” one of protesters said.

He said that people are forced to drink contaminated water from nearby river which is not fit for consumption.

He added that power shortage has also made the lives of the common people miserable and they are facing hardships during these summer days.

The protesters alleged that they have been victimized and be fooled by political leaders who only visited them during elections.

Meanwhile, the residents urged the LG administration and the concerned authorities to look into their genuine demands so they could have a sigh of relief.


Bilal Ahmad

Bilal Ahmad is a reporter and covers city beat and sports, can be contacted [email protected].

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