Bandipora: The residents of the far-flung Tulail area of North Kashmir’s Gurez, Tuesday staged a protest over the scarcity of drinking water in the area since December last year.
The protesters alleged that they are forced to drink contaminated water.
While displaying the buckets containing filthy water they use, the protesters said that over fifty families from Zadigay village are taking this contaminated water for survival and as a result, the majority of the people especially elderly ones have fallen sick.
The protesters demanded an immediate end to their ordeal.
“We request the SDM, Tehsildar, and concerned Sarpanch to act and give a breather to the local population of Tulail,” one of the protesters Shabir Ahmed told news agency Kashmir News Trust.
He said locals repeatedly took up the matter with the AEE – PHE, Sajad Ahmed Bhat, but the said officer didn’t give any heed.
“We appeal to the DC Bandipora and PHE authorities to look into the matter,” the protesters said. (KNT)