Handwara, June 30 : Residents of batpora area of langate in North Kashmir’s kupwara district on Tuesday morning staged protest against the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department for failing to provide adequate water supply to the area.
The protesting inhabitants of the area blocked Baramullah-Handwara road at langate and raised slogans against PHE department and were demanding immediate restoration of water supply.
The traffic movement came to a halt in the area for sometime till a team of police and Ist class Magistrate reached the spot and assured the protestors that matter will be taken up with concerned authorities.
The protesting residents said that they are facing immense hardships due to shortage of drinking water amid rising temperature.
Meanwhile JE in PHE department has assured to restore water supply in the area
at the earliest.
Pertinently same kind of protest reported in different Areas of handwara where scores of people including women came out to register their protest against the water crisis in the area.