Pattan Residents Protest Against Muncipality

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PATTAN: People in this highway township are up in arms against lo­cal municipal committee as it has dumped the garbage collected from the township in a residential area sparking fears of an epidemic.

On Thursday hundreds of residents staged protests against Pat­tan Municipal Committee with many a protesters alleging that the committee has not been pay­ing heed to public demand.

Demanding removal of heaps of garbage, particularly which has been dumped in New Colony, the residents blocked Nihalpora-Pattan road and shouted slogans against the Municipality. 

The New Colony garbage dump is a favourite for hordes of stray dogs posing a big threat to chil­dren and elderly.

Sajad Ahmed, a local resident said that he along with other residents have been pleading before munici­pal committee for removal of gar­bage but they never paid any at­tention forcing us to hit the roads.

“After almost one hour executive officer of the committee appeared on the sport and assured protest­ers that all the garbage will be removed soon”, witnesses said.

Following the assurance people of the area called off their dem­onstration and the transport was restored on the road.

Executive officer Niyaaz Ahmed talking to Kashmir Observer said since Municipality has no piece of land where it could dump this gar­bage such problems will occur. “We have brought this into the notice of DC Baramulla and other higher authorities and hopefully they will find a solution to this problem in near future “.This time we will remove this garbage and in fact I have directed the concerned ones to remove the garbage from the site”

 

 

 

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