Bandipora 5th May 2019: people from upper Malangam today locked down a PHE pumping station in protest against non availability of staff at this station. According to locals there is only one source of water for hundreds of people and that is the water pumped through the above mentioned pumping station but after requesting concerned authorities hundreds of times to send an operator to run this station so that our suffering may end but all our requests felt to the deaf ears that is why we have locked down the establishment in protest.
While talking to Kashmir Crown, prominent social activist Shafat Jugnu said that, “we are the forgotten population and we are not visible to administration or others because we live in far flung area, had this problem emerged in any town the whole administration would have jumped out of their seats to sort it out. But poor people have no right to even basic facilities like water now. ”
According to PHE officials we will sort this matter out and all the problems faced by these people are unacceptable and who so ever is found guilty of not registering their complaints will be dealt with strict actions against them.