Water shortage triggers protest in Sopore

Residents of Warpora and its surrounding localities staged a protest against PHE department over shortage of drinking water in their area for a week.

Protesters took to streets and blocked Sopore-Bandipora road leaving vehicles stranded. They said that people of the area were facing hardships in this summer heat as taps were lying dry.

The protesters while shouting anti-government slogans said the PHE department was least bothered despite being approached many times regarding the issue.

A police team reached the spot and pacified the protesters by assuring them to take up their grievances with the authorities.

Officials in PHE department said that the main cause of water shortage in the area is due to fluctuation in electricity.