MENDHAR, Jan 15: The people from Lower Dhar Galoon area today came out on the road and held strong protest demonstration for about two hours against the PHE authorities.
The people alleged that the area was suffering for want of drinking water for about one and half month. They alleged that there is no proper alternative arrangement by the local PHE Mendhar authorities and general public is suffering. They have failed to ensure water supply to the public.
The villagers raised barricades on the Mendhar-Jammu road at around 11 am and started protest demonstration. They were shouting slogans against PHE Minister, Chief Engineer PHE Jammu, Executive Engineer Poonch and AEE Mendhar. No official from the Mendhar arrived there at the site. Then SDPO Mendhar Shahid Nahiem talked to the protesting people on phone and on his assurance the people lifted dharna at around 1 pm.