Protest against water shortage in New Delhi

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New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Residents of Kushtha Ashram, a leprosy colony in North East Delhi, demonstrated in front of various government offices by breaking earthen pots to protest against water scarcity and its poor quality.

The protestors carried banners and raised slogans against the Delhi Jal Board.

"For the past five to six months, we are getting contaminated water. Earlier, the pressure of water was low, now it is very low and we are getting black coloured water. The water comes for the first one hour and after that there is no supply," said Anjum, an affected villager of Tahirpur.

Another protestor Shambhu Kumar Singh said that if better water facilities are not made available to them, they would demonstrate outside the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

"We have gathered here to express our anger by breaking earthen pots. We have come here to surround the office of executive engineer," said Singh.

"We will tell the officials that in case they don't purify the water line, water supply timings, we will demonstrate a much severe protest at the residences of Sheila Dikshit, Deputy Governor and our MLA Jaya Prakash Agarwal," he added. (ANI)

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