People In Delhi Led A Protest Against Severe Water Crisis, Cops Used Water Cannons On Them

Over the weekend, long lines of people in Delhi were seen waiting to collect water from tankers in various parts of the city due to the persistent summer heat. Residents from Chilla Gaon in Mayur Vihar, Sanjay Colony in Okhla, and Geeta Colony queued up with cans and buckets amid the ongoing water shortage, a common sight in many areas of Delhi since the start of this summer, reported Mint.

Delhi depends on neighbouring states for water, receiving 1,005 MGD (million gallons per day) from rivers and canals, with Haryana providing 613 MGD. However, Delhi Water Minister Atishi has stated that Haryana has cut its supply to 513 MGD for several weeks due to the extreme heat, affecting over 2.8 million people, reported Business Standard.

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BJP leader Ramesh Bidhuri led a protest at the Jal Board filling pump in Okhla on Saturday. Protesters, frustrated by the water shortage, were ironically met with water cannons by the police. Imagine the amount of water that was wasted to disperse the protesting crowd!

Several people couldn’t believe the irony of it all. Here’s how they voiced their disappointment:

Such a massive waste of water!

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