Bandipora, June 13: Outraged at the failure of authorities to provide them with pure drinking water, scores of residents of Turkpora area here in this north Kashmir’s Bandipora District blocked the Bandipora-Quil road here on Monday.
Raising slogans against the Public Health Engineering Department,The protesters said that authorities have failed to provide them drinking water for past five years.
The protesters blamed authorities for neglecting this area.
“From last five years we are fetching water from a local stream and we have to cover a long distance causing immense hardships, said a protester, Zahida Akhter.
She further said that the department is playing hide n seek with us by giving false assurances.
“We are deprived of basic amenities,we consume water from local stream, which is not feasible for drinking the department is forcing us to come on roads,” said another protester,Shahnaza Begum.
The protesters appealed PHE Minister to personally look into the matter and do justice to them and further said that the department should be made accountable so that people will get benefitted.