Protest in Zachaldara over demand of mini secretariat, amenities

Residents of Zachaldara and adjacent villages on Monday staged protest against the authorities for their failure to establish mini-secretarat and improve other facilities in the area.

Scores of people staged protest on Handwara-Zachaldara road bringing traffic to complete halt for several hours.Protestors were chanting slogans in favour of their demands which included mini secretariat, bus stand, fire tender station and municipal committee at Zachaldara main market.

One of the protestor said almost all the government offices are operating from rented buildings and are at a distance from each other, thus giving tough time to common citizens.

Another protestor who happens to be a sumo driver said, “Because of lack of a stand we are forced to park our vehicles in main market which leads to frequent traffic jams,”