Kashmir Indepth

Bandipora residents protest against JKPDD


Bandipora,  Feb 04: The inhabitants of Pazalpora area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district today staged protest demonstration against power Development Department.

The protestors blocked Bandipora Gurez road disrupting vehicular movement. Chanting anti-PDD slogans the protestors alleged that PDD has totally failed to restore power supply as per schedule.

Protestors alleged that they are being deliberately forced to come on roads as our pleas fall on deaf ears as the concerned department is not cooperative and is playing hide n seek with inhabitants.

Eyewitnesses said that residents of Pazalpora assembled at main road and staged protest against the PDD accusing it of plunging the village into darkness. The protestors later blocked the Bandipora- Gurez road disrupting vehicular traffic . “PDD has deliberately plunged the area into darkness.

We are facing immense hardships due to erratic power supply,”  Mushtaq Ahmad a protester said , he added that the PDD authorities are acting as mute spectators. “We many times approached the concerned PDD authorities for restoration of power but they failed,”.

“The unscheduled power cuts have made our lives miserable. If PDD does not restore round the clock power we will be forced to launch an agitation against the department,” they said.

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