Srinagar: The residents of Sopore in Baramulla district of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir staged a protest demonstration against the anti-people policies of the authorities.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the residents of Ningli area of Sopore staged a protest demanding upgradation of existing electricity transformer installed in the area years ago.
Shouting slogans, protesters blocked the road affecting traffic movement. The residents said that the existing low range transformer often develops a technical snag due to which inhabitants are suffering. They said that they have been taking up the issue with the concerned officials, but to no avail.
Manzoor Ahmad Dar, one of the residents said due to the heavy load on the existing transformer, it develops technical snags frequently. He said that during the last fifteen days the transformer got damaged and the locals, especially the students, had to face a tough time.
Meanwhile, the residents of Maldera village in Shopian district have been facing shortage of potable water for the last several years.
The residents of the area said Maldera, which consists of over 400 households, is facing shortage of water but no attention is being provided towards the issue.
“A well was constructed in the area a few years ago but it caters to just a few households and most households are without potable water supply,” said Ghulam Mohiuddin, a local resident. Besides, the water taken from the well is contaminated due to which most people of the area are suffering from water borne diseases, he said.
He said that most people of the area are forced to fetch water from the contaminated spring which is around one kilometer from the locality.