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Water shortage sparks protest in Srinagar uptown

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The residents of Sheikh Dawood (SD) Colony here in the Batamaloo area of Srinagar city Thursday staged a protest against the PHE Department for failing to ensure a regular supply of potable water to the area during the holy month of Ramadan.

The female protesters displaying empty buckets and pitchers blocked the road and disrupted traffic to attract the attention of the concerned authorities.

One of the female protesters told the news agency Kashmir News Trust that the scarcity of water in the area is making it difficult for them to get on with their life. She pointed out that they had submitted numerous appeals in black and white, to no avail.

“It is the heart of the city and still we have been reeling under acute shortage of water,” the protesters said adding that the concerned department had taken them for a ride, leaving them with no option but to stage the protest.

When contacted, an official said that matter will be looked into. [KNT]



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