Bandipora, Mar 09: Residents of remote area gurez on Monday staged a protest demonstration in the premises of mini-secretariat in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, demanded resumption of chopper service from Bandipora to gurez
According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) correspondent, scores of the protesters carrying placards reading slogans against administration assembled at mini-secretariat Bandipora and raised pro-justice and anti-administration slogans. They were demanding immediate resumption of chopper service from Bandipora to Gurez.
The residents said they were suffering immensely due to continuously closure of the Bandipora-gurez road, the only link connecting the area to the rest of the Valley. They said that the administration has miserably failed to resume the chopper service this year as the residents are facing many problems in Gurez.
“Our schools are not open there either, and there are no teachers available to teach school children’s because the Bandipora-Gurez are still not cleared from the accumulated snow, they said. They further added that they also approached the concerned Sub district magistrate Gurez on this regard, but unfortunately nothing has been done so far, leaving the residents to lurch at large.
Later, the protesting residents urged the Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu to intervene into the matter. Pertinently, Gurez remains cut-off for around six months every year owing to the closure of the 85-kilometre-long road as the area receive heavy snowfall