Villagers block J&K highway over power cuts
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 17:51
Jammu: Protesting frequent power cuts, over 2000 villagers of Nud area in Samba district on Tuesday held protest and blocked the Pathankote-Udhampur highway (bypass).

Raising anti-government slogans, over 2000 villagers today blocked Pathankote-Udhampur highway at Nud, 45 kms from here, for over two hours, police said.

Later, senior district officials rushed at the spot and promised restoration of the electric supply to quell the protest, they said.

Local leaders of Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also protested against the power failures in ward number 39 areas of Jammu city.


First Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 17:51

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