Srinagar, Jan 9:Following death of 11 passengers in an avalanche, the people of Karnah protested on Monday to urge the authorities to construct the proposed tunnel across Sadhna Top as soon as possible.
The protest was held at Pratap Park here.
According to locals, it is not for the first time that they have lost so many lives.
They said they have been witnessing these types of avalanches almost every year.
“Sadhna has become a point of death in winter’s for us, but every time we are being ignored by the government,” a protester said.
“We are facing serious problems for the last many decades, but nobody is paying any attention towards us. When any person from our area passes away from home, we have to wait for the body for, at least, 10 days because area remains cut off from the rest of the valley due to heavy snow,” said Shabir Ahmed, another protestor.
In absence of the tunnel, Shabir claimed, they suffer hike in the price