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Sedow Shopian residents demand proper road connectivity, potable water

Sedow Shopian residents demand proper road connectivity, potable water
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Shopian: The residents of Sedow village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district are suffering as the area lacks proper road connectivity, potable water and scheduled electricity supply, locals alleged Tuesday.

The residents of Sedow area said that despite living just few kilometres away from district headquarters they have been suffering since decades now in absence of the basic facilities.

Since last seven decades, politicians have only used locals as vote bank and nobody fulfilled their genuine demands due to which people in the area are still living in dark age, they said.

Aamir Raja, a local resident said that they are living a very tough life as nobody comes to help them and provide them basic facilities needed in today’s daily life.

The area has been neglected on all developmental fronts as there is no proper road connectivity, no potable water and even no electricity, he said.

Shakeel Khan, another local said that even during winter months they are forced to get water from a tap that is located 2 kms away from the village.

“Even that water too is highly contaminated and nfir for human consumption,” he added.

“Our children and elders often remain ill by using contaminated water,” he said, adding that the area gets unscheduled power supply as well.

“We are treated like animals as no attention is being given towards our village which has no proper road connectivity, no proper electricity and water facilities,” the locals said.

They said that electricity fee has been increased several times in the last few months but on ground the unscheduled power availability is making our lives worse.

Locals said that they have brought these issues into the notice of concerned authorities several times but to no avail.

They once again requested higher ups to look into the matter and provide basic facilities to the area so that they can heave a sigh of relief

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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