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PULWAMA — Anger and frustration bubbled over in Dalipora area of southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district as residents took to the streets in protest against the Jal Shakti Department’s failure to provide clean drinking water.

Early this morning, residents of Dalipora in Pulwama town voiced their grievances through a protest aimed at highlighting the dire water situation plaguing their community.

Speaking to a local news agency, locals expressed concerns over the persistent issue of receiving contaminated water, which has led to significant hardships.

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Manzoor Ahmad, a resident, lamented, “We are being forced to consume contaminated water, posing serious health risks and potentially leading to water-borne diseases, especially among children and the elderly.”

Maroofa, echoing similar sentiments, stated, “Despite being connected to the water supply scheme, the water we receive is laden with dirt and impurities.”

Residents emphasized that despite the presence of multiple water supply schemes in the area, authorities have consistently fallen short in delivering clean and potable water to their doorstep.

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Fearful of potential outbreaks of water-related illnesses, residents urged higher authorities to address the issue promptly, highlighting their repeated attempts to draw attention to the matter with little to no response.

As the protest unfolded, residents urged officials to intervene urgently, hoping for swift action to alleviate their plight and ensure access to safe drinking water.

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