NAZIM ALI MANHASPoonch:
The residents from half a dozen villages of Mendhar area of district Poonch on Wednesday staged a protest and blocked Mendhar- Chattral road for hours in protest against the PDD and PHE departments.
Protesters said that they are facing acute shortage of drinking water and power supply.
They raised slogans against both the departments, and said that despite repeated protests and reminders, the concern departments failed to fulfil their demands.
“We held many protests in the past, and we personally met with the concern department heads, but there was no outcome. We are facing acute shortage of drinking water and power supply,” said the protesters.
They said that there was no electricity in their villages for past several months. “Our children cannot read properly due to the shortage of electricity in our village.”
Later, a team of police reached the spot and assured the protesters that their demands will be forwarded to higher authorities of the concerned departments.
After assurance from the police, the protesters dispersed peacefully.