Shopian, Aug 29: The residents of Kundalan village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district Tuesday held a peaceful protest demonstration demanding construction of a playfield in the area.
Scores of residents blocked the Shopian-Anantnag road in protest against the failure of the authorities to provide an outdoor playing space to the local youth.
The protesters said that the non-availability of a playfield hampered the sports activities in the area.
"Due to non-availability of the playfield, the sporting capabilities of the local youth get wasted,” said a protester.
He said that sports could help keep the local youth away from the scourge of drugs.
"You see the substance abuse is on the rise in Kashmir. Sports could play a crucial role in containing the menace,” he said.
The protesters later dispersed peacefully after an official from the district administration assured them that their demand would be looked into.