Rajouri residents stage protest against municipal committee

The people living close to Rajouri sports stadium on Tuesday staged a protest against the local municipal committee.

The protesters assembled on Rajouri-Thannamandi road, in front of the sports stadium and blocked it. They also raised slogans against the municipal committee.

They accused the municipal committee of “negligence”.

“A few days ago, a team of municipal committee visited our locality and removed debris from road. They threw it in the main drain and assured that the debris will be removed after two days,” they alleged.

“No one from the municipal committee returned to clear the drains. Subsequently, during recent rains, the drains were choked and rainwater entered our houses. As a result, the shops also received damage,” they said.

They accused the municipal committee of working “unsatisfactorily” and the higher authorities should take note.

After a half-hour-long protest, Station House Officer, Rajouri, Ajaz Haider, reached the spot and pacified the protesters, assuring them that the matter will be taken up with concerned authorities. On this assurance, the protest was called off.