Protests against PDD, PHE erupt in Bandipora villages


SRINAGAR:  The inhabitants of Mangnipora, Keema and adjoining areas of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday staged a protest demonstration against the Power Development Department (PDD) and Public Health Engineering (PHE) department over non-availability of drinking water and electricity in their villages.

Men and women assembled and blocked the Bandipora -Sopore road for several hours. They raised anti-PHE and PDD slogans.

“Electricity hasn’t been supplied to our villages from past couple of months. There is also an acute shortage of drinking water,” said the protesters.

They were demanding immediate restoration of water and electricity in their areas.

The protesters said that their pleas have fallen on deaf ears.

However, traffic was restored after the officials from police visited the spot and assured the protesters that their demands will be fulfilled within a couple of days. (PTK)