Protesters lock up JE in Langate over water crisis

Locals say area without potable water supply for 8 months

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August 11, 2017 0 Comments STATE 65 Views

Angered with water shortage for the last eight months, the residents of Sanzipora in the Langate constituency represented by Er Rashid in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday hostage the concerned Junior Engineer (JE) when he appeared in the locality for routine duty.
The residents of Sanzipora in Langate constituency is badly hit by water shortage for the last more than eight months.
Reports said that the official was locked for a long time as the residents were furious over the negligence of the concerned officials in restoration of water supply to the affected populations.
The Awami Itihad Party (AIP) Block President Khursheed Ahmad Dar under the instructions of Er Rashid tried to pacify the protestors but they did not allow him to get Junior Engineer locked up in a shop freed.
The stalemate was continuing till the last reports came in.
It has been learned that about ten villages of Langate constituency are suffering from acute shortage of water for the last eight months but the concerned officials of PHE department are paying no heed to the public outcry in the area.
The villages hit by water shortage include Nowgam, Sanzipora, Lawoosa, Reshwari, Yahama, Drungsoo, Prungroo, Audoora, Drungsoo, Cheak-e-Audoora and Warpora. (KNS)

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