Panzigam sans drinking water
Residents stage protest, threaten agitation
Panzigam (Bandipora), Dec 30: Residents of this north Kashmir area are up in arms against the authorities for failing to provide them with clean drinking water.
Recently hundreds of people including women and children staged protest against Public Health Engineering department after authorities failed to restore the water supply system disrupted long ago due to ongoing irrigation work in the area.
“We are without drinking water from past many months, we have no other alternative system of water supply” Said Muhammad Afzal Sarpanch of the area. “We requested concerned department for the water tanker but officials did not pay any heed towards it forcing us to stage protest,” he added.
Locals alleged that district administration had failed to deliver and its lackadaisical approach has added to the miseries of people. “We approached all the concerned officers even Deputy Commissioner Bandipora but they did not take any action,” they added.
“If authorities fail to restore the water supply system with next three days we will stage a sit-in outside Deputy Commissioner’s office at Bandipore,” locals said.Assuring that the water supply would be resorted very soon, Executive Engineer Nazir Ahmed told Greater Kashmir the irrigation work hindered water supply from last few days. “The supply would be restored very soon,” he said.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 30 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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