Villagers block J&K highway over power cuts

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.

PTI




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