Batamaloo residents protest against water scarcity

Batamaloo residents protest against water scarcity
Residents protest against water scarcity in Batamaloo area of central Kashmir's Srinagar district on My 28, 2024

SRINAGAR — Residents of Batamaloo area of central Kashmir’s Srinagar district here staged a protest over the acute shortage of water in the locality.

The protesters, mostly women, from Mominabad blocked the road, sat on a dharna, and raised slogans against Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department for almost an hour.

Protesting ladies sat on the road amid scorching heat in a line, forcing the commuters to halt their vehicles.

One of the protesters told the news agency KNT that the Moominabad locality has been facing acute shortage of drinking water and nobody at the helm of affairs is showing interest in addressing the issue.

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The protesters said the PHE department has “taken them for a ride, thus leaving no option for them but to stage the protest.”

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