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MENDHAR: Martyr Aurangzeb Village Salani of Block Mankot in sub division Mendhar and its surrounding hamlets are without water for the last five months due to callus approach of PHE Department.
The residents of the village said that they were suffering acute shortage of water in their areas and adjoining Salani village as water supply in the area has been affected for last Many Months.
Sailani village is the village of the martyr Aurangzeb who sacrificed his life for the sake of his country, but people are extremely disturbed by the water in his village. The villagers said that after the martyrdom of Aurangzeb, the village came with the administrative leaders who gave assurances and we also expected that there is a huge problem of drinking water here but till date no one has listened to us. Because of this we are worried about water daily and have to walk for miles.
The local sarpanch Khalid Choudhary said the matter was brought to the notice of concerned JE, AE and even the AEE PHE Mendhar and exen Poonch but unfortunately no action was taken.The people of the affected areas registered strong protest today against PHE Department.
The villagers have demanded from Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to take care of this problem and instruct the Department of Relations to solve the water problem that has been going on for the last several years.