Water shortage sparks protest in Kupwara

Water shortage sparks protest in Kupwara
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Kupwara, Oct 29: The residents of Zangli area of Kupwara Friday staged a protest against the Jal Shakti department for failing to ensure regular supply of potable water to the area for the past two weeks.

A group of residents including women staged a protest on the Kupwara-Lolab bypass, bringing traffic to a complete halt.

The protestors said that the area comes under the municipal limits but continued to reel under acute shortage of water for the past 15 days.

They said that the authorities had failed to restore water supply or take any tangible measure despite repeated pleas of the locals.

The protesters said that the Jal Shakti department had taken them for a ride, leaving them with no option but to stage the protest.

They said that they had taken up the issues with the concerned authorities on several occasions in the past but to no avail.

“If the authorities have failed to restore water in Kupwara town, one could understand how the department works in the villages,” said a protestor.

Another protestor said that they were unable to figure out why the concerned authorities were doing nothing to redress their problem.

The residents said that if their problem was not redressed at the earliest, they would once again hit the streets.

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