BANDIPORA PROTESTS ‘DISCRIMINATION’
Bandipora, July 16: Hundreds of political activists from various parties and along with people on Monday staged protest against alleged discrimination with Bandipora district on the developmental front.
The protest was jointly organized by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bandipora Awami Mahaz
A large number of people also joined the protest. The protesters took out a procession from Bandipora Chowk and marched through the main market.
They demanded opening of the Arin-Bandipora link road at main chowk, up-gradation of health facilities and water supply system besides construction of toilets in the main market.
Addressing the protesters, Ghulam Nabi Rather, a senior citizen threatened to launch an agitation if the government does not address these demands.
“If government does not act we will be forced to stage a sit-in in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office followed by a day-long hunger strike in main Bandipora Chowk,” Rather said.
Abdul Majeed Rahi, zonal president PDP Bandipora accused the government of neglecting Bandipora on developmental front.
“The funds meant for development of Bandipora are not being spent judiciously. The district administration is involved in politics and misusing government machinery in the name of development. People of Bandipora are being deprived of their rights due merely on political considerations,” Rahi alleged.
On the occasion, the protesters shouted anti-government slogans. “Every sector include healthcare is in shambles in the district. Seeing the pace of development in other districts, we feel discriminated,” they said. Later the protesters dispersed off peacefully.
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